We are not here to strip Hereford United's assets, claims Grays' chief executive officer Joel Nathan (From Hereford Times)
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We are not here to strip Hereford United's assets, claims Grays' chief executive officer Joel Nathan
HEREFORD United’s new regime have no plans to move the club to another site, insists advisor Joel Nathan.
He also claims advisors helping new owner Tommy Agombar at United are not being paid - and will not become creditors.
“Tommy Agombar bought a club for £2 and with horrendous debts which had been brought by people who had run the club,” said Nathan.
“There are no assets here. What are the assets? This is not about stripping any assets.
“There is a need to consolidate and work a way through the debts.
“The club will be remaining at Edgar Street.
“There’s so much bad blood and that was due to some silly statements made early on.”
Nathan defended the club’s decision to appoint former Banbury assistant manager Jon Taylor as United’s new boss with Pegasus girls’ coach Neil Phelps as his assistant.
Consultant Mark Ellis previously told the Hereford Times that the manager’s role was ‘perhaps too big a job’ for fans’ favourite Pete Beadle.
“We had Julian Dicks at Grays and a big name does not always work out,” said Nathan.
“You need knowledge in this league and Jon Taylor knows football at this level.
“Neil has been working at the club and Jon has chosen Neil as his assistant.”
“You are in a decent step of football and, in two years, the club could be back in the Conference Premier.
“We need to consolidate and put together a proper business model going forward."
Nathan confirmed that fellow advisor Andy Lonsdale had now left Bedfont and would ‘more than likely’ be joining the Bulls.
“I am still the chief executive officer at Grays," said Nathan.
“If everything works out I will be joining Hereford. But I need clarity on a few things. I have been offered a role at the club.”
Nathan said Hereford United’s stadium should be open to the public in two weeks.
“We will be advertising for a safety officer on a permanent basis,” he said.
Nathan confirmed that a fans’ forum with owner Agombar would take place before the start of the new season.
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