POMPEY SUITOR EISNER HAS FAN IN COOK
MICHAEL Eisner’s proposed takeover of Portsmouth should be welcomed with open arms, according to Pompey boss Paul Cook.
The American billionaire is preparing to make a move for the League Onebound club and Cook has praised those who have helped put together a potential deal.
The Blues manager met the former Disney chief executive on Thursday, ahead of Eisner’s meeting with the Pompey Supporters’ Trust (PST) shareholders, and Cook praised the American’s credentials.
The 50-year-old said: “He’s been over here for a couple of days now. He’s met with the press and is speaking to the supporters.
“He seems a very good man, that’s the truth. Mr Eisner has been a very successful man in what he’s done.
“I think it’s a great credit to Portsmouth, the city and the football team that a person of his influence is over here looking at us with a view to possibly taking over.
“I think there is a lot of talking to be done. But, if it’s the right thing for the football club, I think we should welcome him with open arms.”
Following a chat with the potential owner, the Pompey boss said he was impressed with Eisner’s football knowledge.
“I’m a football person, so the first thing you do when you speak to someone is check out his knowledge of the game,” Cook said.
“Mr Eisner was very knowledgeable, particularly on Portsmouth.”
Cook also gave credit to the PST, presidents and executive board, who he believes deserve huge credit for saving the club.
He said: “Our supporters and the people who saved the club have put us in a position we’re in today.
“For me, everything looks good, and, if it’s the correct thing for the football club, so be it.”
SUPPORT: Paul Cook