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League Two: Notts County chairman quits and puts club up for sale

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Notts County chairman Ray Trew has announced that he is stepping down as Notts County chairman and putting the club up for sale.

Trew became owner and chairman in 2010, and in his first season at the helm the club won the League Two title.

Since then they have struggled on the pitch, and were relegated back to League Two at the end of last season. 

During Trew's tenure the club have had nine different permanent managers, and are at present 16th in League Two and eleven points off the play-off places under current manager Jamie Fullerton, who was appointed earlier this season.

In an open letter to fans on the club's official website, Trew said, "This is not me backing away from a challenge, I do not do that and, indeed, if I'd have wanted to I would have done so some time ago because it has been a difficult journey at times."

"However, when my family are subjected to the kind of foul, mindless abuse that they have been in recent days, both in person and courtesy of the oh so brave keyboard warriors, regardless of whether this is just the minority ruining it for the larger supporter base, I have to make changes."

Trew bought the club from former chairman Peter Trembling six years ago for £1, with Trembling himself having bought the club for a minimal amount from Munto Finance, a consortium who owned the club for just five months, but who's tenure was tumultuous. 

Munto Finance managed to build debts of £1.5m, which were taken on by Trembling and then passed on to Trew.

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