Marcus to meet Town fans

IPSWICH Town's new owner Marcus Evans plans to meet with supporters once the deal to take over the club has been ratified at an EGM on January 17.

By Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town's new owner Marcus Evans plans to meet with supporters once the deal to take over the club has been ratified at an EGM on January 17.

Although Evans has stated in a letter sent out to existing shareholders that he will 'maintain my absolute anonymity' Sheepshanks today insisted he will come to games and meet people.

Sheepshanks said: “Marcus Evans will meet key supporters and stakeholders in the coming weeks.”

The Blues chairman believes the new deal which will see Evans pay £12million for 87.5 per cent of the shares and buy £32m of the current debt, for around £6m, is a 'good deal all round'.

Although Evans will not have a place on either of the two boards officially announced by Ipswich Town today, he will have the last word on any major decisions.

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Sheepshanks also confirmed that a new football board will consist of just six directors made up of himself, chief executive Derek Bowden and Kevin Beeston along with three members of the Marcus Evans Investment limited (MEI) with one of those, expected to be Martin Pitcher holding the casting vote.

There will also be the existing Ipswich Town plc board, which will look after the interests of shareholders with Mr Pitcher, the director of corporate development for MEI, also added.

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