April 11 – INSIDER rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today.
3/11/2010 Liverpool FC’s new owner John Henry claims Damien Comolli’s appointment is the first step in creating a leadership group to reverse the flagging fortunes of the Premier League club… Manager Roy Hodgson welcomes the Frenchman, saying “he will bring a lot to the table”.
15/10/10 Liverpool’s protracted £300million takeover has been completed by the New England Sports Ventures (NESV) group after the club’s previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett withdrew their legal objections to the case.
12/10/2010 Liverpool’s future ownership should be decided on Wednesday morning. It follows a day of drama at London’s High Court where the club’s bankers Royal Bank of Scotland are attempting to force the sale of the club against the wishes of owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
6/10/2010 Liverpool today announced the board has agreed the sale of the club to New England Sports Ventures, owners of the Boston Red Sox. John Henry, the 61-year-old billionaire behind the profitable Major League Baseball franchise, could soon be a key figure in the new-look Liverpool boardroom.
A takeover battle looks set to commence at the Emirates Stadium after Arsenal’s fourth largest shareholder puts her 15.9 per cent stake in the club up for sale.
19/1/10 Former Birmingham City Owners David Gold and David Sullivan return to London’s East End to buy “first love” West Ham.