Middleman Jackson

Last updated : 11 April 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Middleman, Marc Jackson has spoken in the Bournemouth Evening Echo about his involvement in the new deal that looks set to see EU UK Ltd buy AFC Bournemouth - a deal that is expected to go through at the beginning of next week.

Jackson is quoted as saying: "I'm proud to have introduced the members of the consortium to AFC Bournemouth. They will be fantastic new owners and will secure the future of the club in a sustainable and business-like manner. If I had not brought the gentlemen involved forward, it is highly likely that, after Jeff Mostyn's bid was not acceptable to the administrators, that the club would have been wound up. I hope the supporters of AFC Bournemouth will accept that I stopped that happening by working tirelessly to find an acceptable buyer".

Speaking on behalf of EU UK, John Frost (director) is quoted as saying: "Marc is not in any way involved in EU UK. As we move forward we would like to make the comment that Marc Jackson is not part of the running of Bournemouth in the future, other than any particular role that we might decide as a board is appropriate to Marc's skills. I was reading an article in last night's press (Wednesday's Daily Echo), where it said owner-in-waiting, and that will not be Marc Jackson. I have to say Marc has been very helpful in bringing the marriage together, but I have some concerns about the PR. We will talk to Marc but what I couldn't say today, because we don't own the business yet, is this is your role Marc. We're certainly not saying there will not be any involvement but equally, as we sit today, that is up for review".