Jim Ratcliffe is approaching: he could turn heads at Manchester United

Jim Ratcliffe is approaching: he could turn heads at Manchester United

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Jim Ratcliffe (71) is closing in on 25 percent ownership in Manchester United. The British press reported that an agreement was expected to be reached as early as November.


According BBC Could Ratcliffe’s Ineos Group buy for £1.25bn during the national team’s break? This corresponds to more than NOK 17 billion. In addition, he must be willing to invest NOK 3.3 billion to equip Old Trafford.

Ratcliffe will want to take control of Manchester United’s sporting side. The BBC says it is “impossible to imagine” that the British billionaire would agree to sit still in the boat.

Sir Jim would have a lifelong love affair with the club. Ratcliffe is expected to take action quickly. Erik ten Hag’s side have won just nine out of 17 matches this season. Manchester United ranks eighth in the English Premier League and bottom of its Champions League group after losing to Copenhagen on Wednesday.

– I think both Richard Arnold (CEO) and John Murtaugh (Sporting Director) are living dangerously. They must be responsible for the era of the Ten Pilgrims, Eyvind B. believes. Holt. The United.no journalist follows the club closely.

– “Ratcliffe Commission” means Erik ten Hag as I understand it. He believes that if there is any benefit in doing things differently, the two pieces should be replaced.

-Is the manager safe?

– Not as long as the results are as they are now. At one point or another, he will also be surprised by reality, although I think he has the confidence of management.

United manager: Richard Arnold (left) and John Murtough during a Premier League match earlier this fall.

British media believe that Ratcliffe will bring Sir Dave Brailsford with him to see how the club is run with fresh eyes. He was honored following British cycling’s success at the London Olympics and was also team manager for Team Sky.

Ratcliff’s Ineos Group took ownership of Team Sky in 2019. It is also involved with French Ligue-1 club Nice and Swiss club Lausanne. Ratcliffe himself lives on the Mediterranean coast of Monaco and in Hampshire in southern England.

Ineos is also involved as an owner in the Mercedes Formula 1 team and invests heavily in sailing.

Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, announced on November 22 last year that they were considering selling the club.

In October, Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani abandoned the battle to buy the club from the Americans.

The latest offer from Al Thani was just over NOK 65 billion and the total ownership of the entire club. It must have been the sheikh’s fifth and final commandment.

The offer was not accepted by brothers Joel and Avram Glazer. The family bought one of football’s most famous brands for £790m 18 years ago.

Fresh protests are expected at Old Trafford on Saturday against their retention of a majority stake in the club. Manchester United faces Luton.

What is worrying is that Glazer will have one of the Ratcliffe committee seats. Then, in practice, they can object if the new sporting director wants to bring in players that Joel Glazer does not want. After that there will be no change, says Eivind B. Holth at United.no.


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