CHAIRMAN Anthony Hampson insisted he “would be very happy to step aside” at Worcester City and declared: “You would not hear from or see me again.”

The under-fire City chief also revealed he would back changes to the club’s restrictive constitution provided any interested party could prove “means of funds and it is worth the club’s while”.

Hampson has pulled no punches on the back of City's board posting losses in excess of £290,000 for the financial year up to the end of May 2017, revealing the homeless club could go “fully amateur” as early as next season.

Lee Hughes has since quit as joint-boss, citing ongoing uncertainty among directors for his decision to join Halesowen Town in a playing capacity.

The unfolding situation has left fans up in arms but Hampson argues there should be less talk and more action.

Speaking prior to Hughes resigning, Hampson said: “If people are critical that’s fine but they need to do something as well.

“They have a role to play, they cannot keep being critical and leave it all to two or three people which I have said many times.

“I am happy to go. I would pack up now, I do not need this hassle. If someone comes along, I would be only too pleased for them to take over the club.

“If someone picked up the phone and said ‘I will take over the running of this project’, I would be very happy to step aside almost straight away.

“Over the years, I have asked Dave Wood (chairman) of the supporters’ trust whether they would come in to run the thing, but nothing.”

According to the club's official website, City’s constitution prevents any individual owning more than one per cent of the shareholding meaning any sizeable investor could not gain outright control.

“If someone indicates to me they have means of funds and it is worth the club’s while, cost wise, to change the status of the business then of course we would,” said Hampson.

“We cannot just have people talking, though. There is a million miles between a man’s mouth and his back pocket.

“People make approaches to say they can do this or that but for us to go to an EGM and change the constitution would probably cost in the region of £25,000.

“I would need to feel rock solid and if someone wanted to do that, they have had plenty of time to do so by now.

“If it is in the club’s interests and they have the money they could do what they liked. It would have to be put to the minority shareholders but if it would be right for the club it would get my support.”

“The club does have value. It has cash in the bank, a very successful gold bond and the badge. Even though some people are spending their time trying to destroy it, it is still there.

“An investor could develop this club. We have a plot of land almost lined up and hopefully, Parsonage Way will be the home for Worcester City.

“I would go straight away. You would not hear from or see me again.”

Kevin Preece stood down as a director this week but will stay on as football secretary and safety officer as well as helping out in the commercial side until at least the end of the season.

Asked whether the club would try to replace Preece on the board, Hampson replied: “Anyone who wishes to help is very welcome to put forward their name.”