Former Port Vale chairman Peter Miller linked with deal in Caribbean



Former Port Vale chairman Peter Miller is being linked with a financial deal in the Caribbean.

However, reports in Trinidad and Tobago suggest there is some confusion about Miller’s involvement in a 50m dollar proposal for a multi-purpose sports facility.

The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reports that consultants have claimed to be dealing with Miller in the role of Trinidad and Tobago FA marketing director.

However, the newspaper says Miller’s involvement and title is unclear according to other senior figures there.

They quote the acting Trinidad and Tobago Professional League chairman Brent Sancho who says he didn’t know of Miller’s involvement and the FA doesn’t have a marketing director as far as he is aware.

The newspaper says the Peter Miller linked with the deal is the same man who was chairman at Vale Park.  

He remains synonymous with a difficult time in Port Vale’s history.

Shareholders elected him and chief executive Perry Deakin to the board of directors in 2011 after being told they had personally invested £250,000 and £100,000 respectively into the club.

But it emerged neither had paid for the shares which they used to vote themselves on to the board. That also, effectively, devalued the shares owned by more than 900 fans before the club went into administration in 2012. Miller was sacked by his fellow directors in late 2011.

The club’s former administrators, Bob Young and Steve Currie, filed a bankruptcy petition against Deakin but he subsequently made himself bankrupt.  Action against Miller also proved to be prohibitive because he was believed to be living in the United States.

Port Vale emerged from administration in November 2012 when the club was bought by Norman Smurthwaite. They were promoted in 2012/13 but relegated back to League Two in 2017 and taken over again last May when Carol and Kevin Shanahan bought the club and ground from Smurthwaite.

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