Ian Lenagan

  • Lenagan Insists New Role Will Not Impact On Wigan

    Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan has assured fans that his new football role will not impact on his duties with his hometown club after he was invited to take over as chairman of the Football League from June. It is a huge honour for the proud Wiganer, who will continue with his role as Warriors chairman. Lenagan has pointed out that, as part of his promotion from being a director of the Football League, he will surrender his role on the FA board, the FA Council and his involvement with Oxf...

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  • Wigan To Play NZ Warriors In London?

    Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has revealed ambitious plans for international expansion by suggesting to a New Zealand radio station – Trackside Radio - he wants to see his Warriors side take on New Zealand Warriors in London. Following the announcement that Wigan will play South Sydney in Australia in 2018, it appears Lenagan is open to further games against NRL opponents. Lenagan said “We, for example, have a very close relationship with New Zealand Warriors because there’s lots of Kiwis who...

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  • Moves - All change at Wigan and Harlequins RL

    Former Harlequins RL chairman Ian Lenagan has taken over the Wigan Warriors from Dave Whelan after acquiring 89 per cent of the club’s shares. The new management team includes Lenagan as chairman and Joe Lydon as chief executive of the newly-formed holding company. The Warriors acquisition includes the option to stay at the JJB Stadium through to 2050 and the freehold of the high-performance training facility and stadium at Orrell. Following his purchase of Wigan, Lenagan must cease any contr...

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  • Half Million Wigan Loss In 2014 'Money Well Spent'

    ... this year after a string of heavy investments saw them drop into the red in 2014, according to Wigan Today. Accounts filed with Companies House report a pre-tax loss of almost half a million pounds for the year ending November 2014. Chairman and owner Ian Lenagan said the deliberate move was “money well spent” as the club upgraded facilities and strengthened the business. Warriors’ income during that period, of £6.3m, was only slightly down on the previous year, when Wigan made a six-fig...

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  • Lenagan Speaks To iSportconnect

    Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan has spoken to iSportconnect about turning the club into a profit-making business from one that made a £1 million-per-year loss, changing kit supplier and sponsor in 2015 and what he thinks the future holds for rugby league. Can you tell us about your background and how you became the chairman of Wigan Warriors? I’m a ‘Wiganer’ by birth, I was born and brought up in Wigan until I was 18 and went off to university. My family’s a working class family but...

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  • Lenagan - Don’t Lift Salary Cap

    Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan doesn’t think the Super League salary cap needs lifting – despite an exodus of stars to the NRL, according to Wigan Today. The strength of the AustralIan dollar – as well as a higher salary cap – has made the NRL a move attractive option. And Salford’s ambitious new owner Dr Marwan Koukash is among those wanting the £1.6m wage ceiling raised to try and help keep the best players in this country. Only last week, Wigan pair Lee Mossop and Gareth Hock - on l...

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  • Kris Radlinski Joins Wigan Board

    Wigan Warriors general manager Kris Radlinski has been promoted to a position on the club's board of directors. Radlinski, who used to play full-back for Wigan and Great Britain, will join club chairman Ian Lenagan and non-executive director Winston Higham on the board. The 38-year-old scored 183 tries in 322 appearances for Wigan between 1993 and 2006 and has been a key member of the backroom team in his role of general manager since 2010. Lenagan said: "Shaun Wane and I are very well aware of...

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  • Wigan Post £600k Loss For 2016

    ... Final-winning campaign, a rise on the £184,422 lost the previous year. A drop in sponsorship income, from £1.2m to £833,000, and a rise in wage costs were among factors blamed for the increased loss. But the board of directors, headed by chairman Ian Lenagan, predict improved fortunes for this current year. The report said a “revamped commercial approach” had seen the Warriors link-up with several national and international brands. “The new partnership deals, together with the club’s...

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  • RFL Meeting Postponed

    ... Wednesday after the clubs said they wanted "further consultation" on the details of the proposed changes to the structure of the domestic game. The clubs reportedly decided to host their own private meeting on Monday organised by Wigan Warriors owner Ian Lenagan, who invited a host of club representatives to Huddersfield to draw up a response to the RFL's policy review. Leeds Rhinos' Gary Hetherington and Sheffield Eagles chairman Ian Swire did not attend and Hetherington said he was "su...

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  • Wigan Surpass £1m In Transfer Income

    Wigan Today have reported this week that the transfer of Harrison Hansen to Salford has tipped Wigan beyond the £1m mark for fees received for contracted players this year. The wesbite reported that Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan would not reveal how much they received from the Reds buy-out of the final year of his contract, other than to say it was a “substantial transfer fee”, but that it has tipped the balance over £1m. Wigan have also received payments for Lee Mossop, Gareth Hock and...

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