BOSS Matt Ford insists Pirates is still up for sale - but, at present, expects to be in charge for the 2020 campaign.

The club promoter, who purchased the club in 1998, revealed last year he would be open to offers for the Wimborne Road outfit having taken up a new business venture abroad.

Ford’s son Danny had taken on more of the day-to-day running of the setup, having been named a co-promoter of the Wimborne Road outfit ahead of the 2019 season.

Asked whether the business was still up for sale, Ford told the Daily Echo: “It would be.

“Certainly, if someone would like to take the club on and had different thoughts and views as to what to do with it, then that would clearly be that person’s choice.

“At this point in time, the phone hasn’t rung, so we will carry on as we are.

“I think people are aware that I am living outside the country now with a new venture happening in France.

“Dan is desperate to take the club forward and run the club. I think that is a very good possibility.

“But I just need to make sure we are running at an affordable level and I don’t leave him with something that is going to have a negative impact on his own life.”