Further to the club statement made on Tuesday 30 April 2019 we would like to update supporters on the current position.
Following the request from Mr Bassini to allow him a further 48 hours to complete his funding package and present this to the EFL, we can now confirm that no subsequent meeting took place and nothing further has been presented for the board of the EFL to consider.
Given the urgency of the situation, which has been expressed to Mr Bassini, we now consider his approach for the club at an end and no further discussions will be entered into on the matter with him. We thank him for his efforts on behalf of the club and wish him well with any future interests to return to football following his previous brief spell at Watford.
The potential issues the club faces following notification from the EFL are purely due to the Chairman allowing time for Mr Bassini to complete his takeover of the club. In hindsight this has not been helpful but we are sure supporters will understand his desire to give the possibility of a solvent deal every chance of success. We will work with the EFL to answer the questions they have raised surrounding recent events.
Ken Anderson will now consult with his professional advisors and consider the best course of action as a matter of urgency.
Once any further information is available we will make supporters aware through the club's media channels.