The City Is Ours? Thaksin Shinawatra, ADUG and a ‘Billion in the Bank’
It would be misleading to suggest that all boardroom takeovers by overseas investors are rejected by fans. Rather, in some cases — such as when Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group for Investment and Development (ADUG) bought Manchester City — the opposite reaction develops. This chapter will profile Manchester City to tell the story which centres on its purchase by ADUG in September 2008 and whose fans’ have embraced their ‘foreign’ owners but have, in the past, mobilised against locally-born chairmen and shareholders.
KeywordsFootball Player Football Club Major Shareholder Credit Crunch Deep Pocket
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