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Peter Varney, the former chief executive at Charlton Athletic, could help save Ebbsfleet United

09 May 2013
by Steve Tervet

Peter Varney

KEH Sports chief executive Peter Varney

Former Charlton Athletic chief executive Peter Varney could yet be the man to help rescue crisis club Ebbsfleet United.

Varney is representing a Kuwaiti company looking to invest in a football club and the Messenger understands Ebbsfleet is one of the clubs the group is looking at.

Having brought financial stability back to The Valley, Mr Varney is now chief executive of KEH Sports Ltd, the newly-formed sports subsidiary of the Kuwaiti European Holding Company.

His job is to oversee the group’s planned and future investment in football in the UK – and those plans may centre around Stonebridge Road.

Mr Varney said: “Whether they (KEH) invest with somebody who already owns a club or they go alone, they want to build a club.

“I gave a presentation on football finances and I didn’t think anything more of it until I was approached by people who are looking to get involved in football. They asked if I would represent them and we had discussions. They went on to set up a sports subsidiary.

“It’s flattering to be approached to do something like this because a lot of people could do this sort of role.”

Read more from Peter Varney in this week’s Gravesend Messenger.

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