Chris Dunphy has launched a sensational bid to regain control of Rochdale AFC.
The former chairman issued a statement on his Facebook page just minutes after Dale’s relegation to the National League was confirmed by defeat at Stockport County.
Upon taking on the role of chairman in 2006, the club enjoyed a period of stability off the field and the most successful years of its history on it. The boyhood Dale supporter initially joined the club as a director in 1980, spending more than 30 years at the club in total.
He stepped down as chairman in 2018, leaving the board also, and later sold his shares in the club to US business duo Dan Altman and Emre Marcelli, managers of an investment group NYK Capital Management LLC, and the brains behind the smarterscout system.