Leeds United will be under new ownership providing there is no successful appeal against chairman Ken Bates' proposal to buy the club out of administration having jettisoned £35m worth of debt .
Mr Bates spoke to BBC Radio Leeds Adam Pope.
|"I want to improve the facilities for the fans, we have done that and are continuing to do it"|
Adam says that he and Mr Bates had a very frank exchange of views before the tape rolled because the chairman felt Adam's line of questioning was going to be negative. Adam felt he was balanced. They agreed to differ but there were certain questions Mr Bates would not answer. The impasse was eventually overcome and the chairman gave his views on many aspects but unfortunately not on all the subjects that Adam wanted to ask him about.
In the interview about the new ownership arrangements Mr Bates says: "I can't think of any reason why anybody would want to challenge the decision..."
Mr Bates firmly places the reason for Leeds United's administration at the Inland Revenue's door. He reminds United fans what might have been if a different course had been followed. He says: "It took Accrington Stanley 45 years to come back."
|BBC Radio Leeds' Adam Pope|
Mr Bates also says that he is "Sorry that some small creditors have lost their money."
Mr Bates talks about his plan to strengthen the squad, the prospect of selling striker David Healy, he makes a call for local investors and his hope of buying the ground back whilst improving its facilities.
In the interview Mr Bates says: "I want to improve the facilities for the fans, we have done that and are continuing to do it."