With the transfer of ownership finally complete, the Central Coast Mariners players and staff are now set to be paid their overdue wages
|By MICHAEL HUGUENIN
Central Coast Mariners' new ownership structure has been fully processed, allowing players and staff of the Gosford-based club to be paid.
The Mariners have confirmed Mike Charlesworth has become the majority owner of the A-League club, after all legal documents pertaining to the English businessman's investment were processed on Monday.
While Charlesworth is the majority owner, Peter Turnball, who owns the rest of the club, will remain the Mariners' chairman.
Charlesworth bought out Western Sydney Wanderers executive chairman Lyall Gorman last week after a protracted negotiation period, which left the club struggling for funds and unable to pay its staff.
Gorman, who had retained part-ownership of Central Coast since his time as the inaugural executive chairman, agreed to Charlesworth's offer on Friday, meaning there was not enough time to finalise the agreement before the weekend.
All unpaid wages to players and staff are expected to be sorted out by Tuesday at the latest.