Chris Hargreaves has said he is confident he understands the off-the-field situation at Yeovil Town as he takes over as the club’s new first-team manager.

The former Bristol Rovers’ academy boss was confirmed in post on Wednesday and said he had spoken with club chairman Scott Priestnall about his ambition to appoint a new board of directors.

Chris Hargreaves, working for BT Sport at Huish Park this season.
? Aaron McLean

Almost a month ago, the owner said he had been speaking with “prominent local business people” about them joining the Huish Park board – but the new boss said his focus would be on the pitch.

Speaking to the media for the first time in his new role, he told the Gloverscast: “My focus is the squad, the team and players, that is what I can impact.

The discussions I have had with Scott about him trying to form a new board and is in the process of doing that, but that is for him to do that, my job is the football. That is my sole focus.

Asked if he was confident he understood the off-the-field situation to allow that focus, he added: “Absolutely.”

It was April 23 when Priestnall address a group of supporters ahead of the 2-1 home win over (now league champions) Stockport County, and told them of his plans to get a new board in place before the end of the season. The National League season finished last weekend.

Speaking then, the chairman said: ““I am pleased to say there has been some positive conversations on that part and I’m hoping to have a concrete framework around the board by the end of the season, so we are not in limbo during the summer. I do appreciate there has been a lot of limbo during the last few months.”

You can read more of his comments in our article – here.


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