Ebbsfleet United’s outgoing vice-chairman Peter Varney has refuted inaccurate assumptions surrounding the nature of his forthcoming departure from the Vanarama National League club.
Varney said: “Please ignore the nonsense you may have read on social media in the last week. Allow me to put the record straight on a few mischievous comments that have been made:
“I have not been sacked. It is my sole decision to leave at this time which I believe is the right time for all concerned.
“I have fully recovered from my prostate cancer operation last September which kept me at home for three weeks and I have the all-clear thanks to the skill of the brilliant surgical team at Guys Hospital.
“I am not representing or involved with any buyer looking to acquire Charlton Athletic. A couple of years ago I was asked to broker a meeting with an overseas investor I had met on several occasions who was looking to invest up to £100m into the club but the owner declined to take up an offer to meet me and the investor either in Belgium or London, accusing me of being a billboard salesman and a middleman (for the record I never sought a penny from him for the introduction) – which was insulting from someone I had never met.
“I am not retiring due to old age! I would like to carrying on working as long as I can.”
Varney goes on to assure Fleet fans that he will continue to take a keen interest in the club and watch from the Main Stand each week – “as a paying supporter, of course!”.