Daish deal showdown - Ebbsfleet boss in talks this week to decide future
PUBLISHED: 12:41 16 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:38 23 August 2010
LIAM Daish has held crunch talks with Ebbsfleet United chairman John Moules to thrash out which way the Fleet will be steered under the current regime. Daish - like the majority of his players - is out of contract in the summer, and met Moules yesterday
LIAM Daish has held crunch talks with Ebbsfleet United chairman John Moules to thrash out which way the Fleet will be steered under the current regime.
Daish - like the majority of his players - is out of contract in the summer, and met Moules yesterday in a bid to clarify "massive issues" that currently afflict the Stonebridge Road club.
The Ebbsfleet boss also revealed that he had not been present at many boardroom-level exchanges in recent weeks.
"I have got to find out what the future holds and I'm waiting for direction," he said before the meeting, which was taking place as the Reporter went to press.
"I've got to listen to where the club sees itself. I also need be shown, from above, what's going to happen in the foreseeable future - regarding what the club is looking to achieve and what status it wants to be in.
"I know there have been numerous meetings behind the scenes, which I have not been party to, so I just need to know what the structure is; what the club is looking to do; what it can - and cannot - do; what it wants to do and what plans it has got going forward and I'll take it from there.
"That, hopefully, will be revealed this week because there are massive issues to be addressed."
Daish may be unsure over the future direction the Northfleet-based outfit intend to take over the forthcoming weeks, months and years. But he's unequivocal about where he wants to be next season - and beyond.
"Of course, I would like to stay," he said. "I've worked very hard here and we've produced good players.
"If you put together the team that I could have fielded over the years and had we been able to keep those players, it's one that was capable of getting into the Football League.
"Sometimes though, you lose players and you have to start again and, if I have to, I will.
"I see myself continuing to bring good players to this football club and trying to keep building."
However, prospective new deals for Daish and most of the present squad will be decided by a vote taken by the club's owners, according to Moules.
"From the point of retaining staff, what we have to do is go through the process with MyFootballClub (MyFC) members - the owners of the club," the chairman said. "They have to tell us what their views are and we want to do this as soon as possible. Some of the discussions about how to organise this are already taking place.