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Boss: "The Board Are Always Flexible When It Comes To The Budget"

17 May 2021

David Artell says Crewe board always try and come up with a solution when he goes to them with a problem.

Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell has revealed that the board of directors at the club are always flexible when it comes to his budget.

The Alex boss appreciates where the club lies in relation to resources to other League One clubs, but he says that the supportive board always look for solutions when it comes to adding to his squad.

Artell has stated that depending on who goes and who stays this summer, the club could have to move for as many as ten new players, but he says he hasn’t discussed numbers with new chairman, Charles Grant and the relatively newly formed board.

Artell told the club’s official website: “When it comes to the budget, I know what I have and don’t have to work with, but there is never a set number.

“The board have always said ‘come to us’ and ask and the worse that can happen is that we say no. That is a great way to work.

“I have a rough figure to work with or towards, but it is not set in stone if I think we need another one, the board here have always tried to come up with a solution. That is the new chairman and it stems from the former one, who was always open and honest with what we could do.

“It is what it is at Crewe. We have the lowest budget in League One, so to finish in 12th place has us punching above our weight. That is the way it has always been and we have to try and recruit well and improve our own.”

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