Ebbsfleet United chairman Abdulla Al-Humaidi insists he is fully committed to the Vanarama National League side despite reports that the club is in financial trouble.
Kent Online report that players have been paid late in seven of the last ten months, with the departure yesterday of coaches Steve Gritt and David Jupp not set to be the last. Fleet players and staff reportedly turned up four days late for the start of pre-season training because they had not been paid.
Manager Daryl McMahon is expected to remain in charge, however, and chairman Al-Humaidi released this statement on the club’s website:
“KEH has now been the proud owner of Ebbsfleet United football club for over five years and in that time we have achieved a great deal both on and off of the pitch. I now feel this is the right time to restructure the football club across the board to ensure it is fully prepared for the challenges ahead.
“It has always been my ambition to make the club self-sufficient and the restructure will produce a sound platform on which to achieve that. Changes are ongoing and will continue to evolve.
“I remain committed to Ebbsfleet United and will continue to be so for years to come.”