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Stockport deal is off as Tony Evans withdraws his takeover proposal

The man who persuaded German international Dietmar Hamann to take over as manager of Stockport County has withdrawn his offer for the Blue Square Conference club.

Tony Evans led a consortium which had hoped to takeover the Cheshire club but that deal stalled over the weekend and now looks to be dead in the water.

The takeover hit problems over a disputed £200,000 payment which Evans believes should be paid by shareholders but Chairman Lord Snape has previously claimed different: "This figure is disputed by shareholders who collectively feel that these are not debts but are part of the day-to-day costs of the football club," Snape said.

However Evans has refused to budge on the sum and refuses to negotiate terms: "There's no compromising on the current deal," Evans told BBC Radio Manchester.

"If we want to decide and come back and try and purchase the club outright then we'll make a statement accordingly.

"It's a matter of opinion, we find things that weren't disclosed initally. We felt it was for the existing shareholders to cover the majority of that."

Stockport have so far struggled to adapt to life in non-league, they currently lie 16th in the table despite Hamann assembling almost an entirely new squad of players.


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