Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has claimed that the 'foundations have been laid' for any prospective new owner to build on for the club's future. The Glovers are currently going through takeover talks, with what the club describe as 'potential investors', reported as being an American consortium that has agreed a price with current Owner Norman Hayward to sell the club. At present, the belief is the deal is waiting on Football Association and Football League clearance, under their Fit And Proper Person Test, for any major shareholders or company Directors looking to sit on the new Board, meaning that for now the current Board and Ownership remains in situ.
However, Way has told BBC Somerset that he believes that 'massive improvements' have been made to the football club, and that any incoming owner would be surprised at the current state of the club. He believes the new owners should continue along the strategic plan the current Owner has put in place:
"What we probably need is a strategic plan that the Chairman and the Owner has put in place, for anyone else to carry that on. I've seen massive improvements, which is why I've probably extended my contract. Some of the things are not visible, like the Academy. The foundations have been laid, and if it was to get sold, for whatever the reasons that may be, I think the new investor would be pleasantly surprised in what he could get hold of, and take the club forward."
Way implies that he has been exposed to the takeover process, but adds that his primary focus is on the football club itself. He believes that from what he has seen so far of the process and the prospective Ownership has been very professional:
"It's been very very professional. But unfortunately when you sell a house, it takes time, and that could fall through at any moment. What we've got to do is to make sure that if it was to happen, everyone makes sure they're doing their best for the football club. Nothing else - the football club. That's one thing for sure that I'm going to do. I'm going to lead a team, and sign the right players for this football club, to move forward to 2022."
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