Imminent Return of 'Publicity Pete'

Last updated : 30 July 2003 By Kevin Markey
Ridsdale, who quit Leeds in March as their multi-million pound debts spiralled out of control, says he is close to returning to the game.

He was strongly linked with a take-over of ailing second division side Barnsley but failed when his bid was rejected in favour of a rival offer.

Ridsdale giving media interview
Pete behind a mike

Ridsdale was also said to be interested in a deal to buy debt-ridden Oldham Athletic but again nothing concrete materialised.

Now Ridsdale says he is involved in high-level discussions to make a return to the game and said developments could be imminent.

He refused to name the club involved but said: "Discussions are ongoing and something could happen in the near future.

"I can't say anything more at this stage."

Which is very unlike him!

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Rearranging the letters of
'Peter Ridsdale' gives: Dire Leeds Prat!