·10 June 2023
·10 June 2023
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is aiming to win the race to acquire Manchester United from the Glazers despite facing competition from Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
The INEOS chief currently owns the Ligue 1 side but he remains optimistic of seizing control at Old Trafford.
Ratcliffe’s time at Nice hasn’t been a success by any means and their fans will fear the worst if he tries to run both clubs.
It also raises questions about multi-club ownership, which is something Gulf States try to avoid by appointing fronts for their acquisitions.
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Nice recently finished ninth in the table and Ratcliffe was recently criticised by team captain Dante. The Brazilian said (via talkSPORT): “I think at some point you have to be clear in what you’re saying.
“To maintain a project, maybe you need to speak less about objectives and work in silence to create an environment of competitors.
“Because the expectation is even bigger, and then after, people are frustrated.
“The best thing to do is to prepare as quickly as possible for next season in order to start it well.”
Should Ratcliffe take control at United there would be questions about multi-club, but the latest report claims the 70-year-old wants to get the Ligue 1 side off his books.
It is also suggested that Sir Dave Brailsford is making enquires on sporting decisions. A bank has also been enlisted to arrange specific financing.
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