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Bulls chairman Graham Turner offers his shares for sale

Graham Turner
Graham Turner became Bulls chairman in 1998

Hereford United chairman Graham Turner has offered his shares in the League Two club for sale as he feels the Bulls need some fresh impetus.

In a statement on the club's website, Turner said that potential buyers would be carefully vetted.

"We are determined that whoever takes on the top positions at the club are fit and proper persons," said Turner.

"They will need to prove they are involving themselves in the club for sound football reasons."

Turner arrived at Edgar Street initially as manager in August 1995. But he then took over as chairman from Peter Hill in January 1998 following the club's relegation to the Conference.

He combined the roles until the end of last season when he relinquished the manager's job in favour of his coach John Trewick.

The club is in good shape with the prospect of redevelopment with funding from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund

Hereford chairman Graham Turner

But the club have again struggled in League Two this season and Turner once more assumed control when Trewick was relieved of his duties last month.

Turner believes that the club is an attractive proposition to potential investors.

"The club itself is in good shape with the prospect of redevelopment with funding available from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund," he said.

"The security of a new long lease for Edgar Street is in the pipeline and while there is also the financial stability produced from trading profitably for the past six years."

Vice-chairperson Joan Fennessy has also offered her shares for sale.

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