Date: 25th August 2010 at 12:36am
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ACCRINGTON Stanley have announced their intention of moving into a new stadium within the next five years, on the eve of the club’s biggest game, against Newcastle United in the Carling Cup.

It has been a dramatic week in the boardroom at the Crown Ground, with unconfirmed reports that managing director David O’Neill has resigned from his post after disagreements with Executive Chairman Ilyas Khan.

O’Neill had been in charge of the day to day running of Accrington Stanley since chairman Eric Whalley stepped down, and has been trying to buy out Whalley’s majority shares in the club even since.

But with a deal close, it looks like he has stepped down after Khan stepped in to take the best interests of the football club to the top of the priority list.

And it was local multi-millionaire Khan admitted today that the club were aiming to move to a new home in the near future and also planned on giving manager John Coleman a little bit of dosh to spend on playing staff.

“We have three objectives,” Khan said speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

“To ultimately find a new home, to increase the budget for John Coleman to bring in better players and to enhance the current stadium so that we can be that much more welcoming to visitors and fans.”