STRATFORD Town Football Club’s directors are at an advanced stage of negotiations with a local business consortium, headed by former Solihull Moors director Steve Shipway.
Town plan to appoint several new board members, including a chairman, to join their existing board to create an “exciting vision for the club’s future”.
Shipway, also a former director of Birmingham City Ladies, is expected to take up the role as club chairman.
Meanwhile, Town plan to appoint a new first-team manager within the next two weeks after being “overwhelmed” by interest in the post since Carl Adams’ resignation last Tuesday.
A club statement said: “We have made some excellent progress and are at an advanced stage of negotiations with a group of local, football-loving businessmen led by Steve Shipway, with all parties sharing the same exciting vision for our club’s future.
“We plan to appoint new board members to join the existing board members in a move which will bring substantial additional strengths and skill sets to the commercial, operational and football acumen of the club’s boardroom team.
“Regards the vacant first-team manager’s position, the club have been overwhelmed by the volume and quality of approaches we have received from interested parties which underlines just how attractive our club is to prospective managers and coaches even prior to advertising the post.
“We anticipate the conclusion of the new board structure and the appointment of a new first-team manager to be made within the next two weeks, so for all Town supporters there is the promise of some exciting times ahead.”
Family owned since it was first published in 1860, has been the respected voice of the local community for over 150 years.
For all our old content please visit our archive site... Go to Archive
The Stratford Herald is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism.
If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint, please contact the editor, Richard Howarth at York House, 17 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6NB. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk