Boro chairman and manager open to takeover talks

Are Scarborough Athletic set for a takeover bid?
Are Scarborough Athletic set for a takeover bid?

With rumours rife of a takeover at Scarborough Athletic, chairman Dave Holland has sent out an open invitation to new investors.

Throughout this week names of local businessmen have been linked with taking a controlling share of the Queensgate-based club.

Holland has had no formal approach, but he would be willing to chat with potential investors in a bid to take Boro forward.

“We are not a closed shop at Scarborough Athletic,” said the Boro chairman.

“I have heard the rumours, but as yet nobody has approached me.

“We are always on the look-out for people who want to join the cause. Occasionally we receive leads, but that is all at the moment.

“If anyone wanted to meet for a chat or to put something to the club then I would be letting down the people of Scarborough if I didn’t speak to them.

“The club is run for the benefit of the football community of the town as well as the trust.

“We would obviously have to judge how attractive the deal is for the club and then take it from there.

“If somebody wanted to make us an offer then we would have to put it to the fans.

“Anyone interested in coming in and giving support to the club or the juniors would be given a huge welcome.”

Boro boss Rudy Funk would also welcome investment in the Evo-Stik North club.

He added: “At the moment we are just concentrating on the job in hand, but it is nice to hear that people are showing an interest in the club.

“Our board are doing an outstanding job at the moment, things are running nicely.

“If individuals want to come in and make a contribution or more then that is up to the board.

“We have all seen it before when financial takeovers have happened and they have changed the direction of the club.

“You have to be careful with that kind of thing, but it is obviously something that wouldn’t happen overnight.”