Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook has offered some insight into talks he has held with Mike O’Leary with the Portman Road side under new ownership.
News broke last week that Marcus Evans was relinquishing his majority stake in the club after over a decade in charge, with a US-backed group coming in and taking the reins.
Mike O’Leary, meanwhile, has been installed as the club’s new chairman and, naturally, he’ll have been speaking to manager Cook to discuss their hopes and ambitions for the future.
As revealed by Ipswich reporter Stuart Watson, too, those talks have gone positively indeed according to Cook:
Paul Cook admits takeover came as 'total surprise', but says talks with 'absolute gentleman' Mike O'Leary been '100% positive'
Says new owners 'got a real strong pedigree in football and that makes me quite excited. Future of this club looks to be in very, very good hands' #itfc
— Stuart Watson (@Stuart_Watson) April 12, 2021
The Tractor Boys are naturally excited and intrigued about this new era with matters off of the pitch really changing about in recent months.
New manager, new owners – there’ll now be a hope it’s a new division for next season up next as they battle for a play-off place in League One.
It’s good to hear from an Ipswich point of view that Cook and O’Leary seem to have hit things off on the right footing and hopefully for the club that will help lead to new successes both on and off the field.
All focus now, then, will be on the final games of the campaign.