“What the players and management have done has been gracious and a wonderful gesture. I have rectified that and have agreed a package and settlement with them.”
But looking to the future Mr Astley, who supports Manchester United, says he will be hoping to use his business expertise to bring in extra revenue with the aim for the club to eventually be self-financing.
Mr Astley added that he has been impressed with the set-up at Seel Park, especially the loyal band of volunteers who he says remain vital to the success of the club.
“I have come to Mossley as a friend but I am only one person and there is no way the club could survive without the off-the-field team we have here,” he continued.
Mr Astley added he is not prepared to make promises he may not be able to deliver, but says the goal is to eventually win promotion back to the UniBond League premier division.