Preston North End owner and prominent horse racing figure Trevor Hemmings has died at the age of 86, Hemmings bought a controlling interest in Preston in June 2010 after the troubled Lancashire club had received a winding up petition.The leisure tycoon was also a leading racehorse owner, winning the Grand National on three occasions, he was largely regarded as a saviour in Preston and will be sorely missed. The Club released a short statement on Monday evening to confirm Hemmings, who lived on the Isle of Man, had died.
"Preston North End Football Club can sadly confirm the devastating news that its owner Trevor Hemmings CVO has passed away this evening 11th October 2021." David Moyes was very close to Trevor Hemmings who handed him his first managerial post, Moyes played 143 games for Preston between 1993–1999 before becoming manager and is believed to be deeply upset at the passing of his mentor.
Our thoughts are with Mr Hemmings' family and friends. Trevor Hemmings R.i.P