"I am pleased that the process looks as though it's taking its course. I am looking forward to sitting down with him and discussing the way forward.
"There is always, in these situations, a lot of uncertainty, particularly for the players more so than myself. But it has been an unsettling period and hopefully it will be resolved sooner rather than later and we can get on with trying to produce a Port Vale team that the fans can be proud of.
"The important thing is that Keith offers direction, which owners and chairmen tend to do in terms of budgetary needs for next season and how he wants me to go about doing my job."
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