POOLE Town have entered an open agreement with former AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell – giving him a two-year period to purchase a majority share of the club.
A statement from the Poole Town board of directors said: "This can only happen once a Shareholders Agreement is in place, which addresses certain safeguards to protect the way in which the club is run and to preserve the style of management which has worked so well and for so long.
"Eddie has sought reassurances from Clive Roberts and Chris Reeves that they will stay in their roles and carry on doing what they do today. Those reassurances have been freely given.
"He is driven by the challenge to take us to 'the next level' and help us solve once and for all our long term ground-grading issues – be that at Tatnum or elsewhere.
"His energy and enthusiasm are inspiring and he has already shown considerable commitment to our cause. We see this development as an integral part of the great journey that we as a club are enjoying. This is not about change, but is about progression."
The Dolphins continued their Southern Premier League promotion push with a comfortable victory over basement side Bashley.
Goals from Jamie Whisken, Dan Cann and Michael Charles handed the Dolphins a 3-0 win over the New Forest club to secure their tenth victory of the season.
Whisken opened the scoring on 44 minutes, before Cann doubled the visitors' advantage on the hour mark.
Charles rounded off the scoring for the Dolphins with 11 minutes remaining for a comfortable three points.
Poole are now fifth in the Southern Premier Division – with games in hand over their promotion rivals.
The Dorset side host Redditch United on Saturday at Tatnum.