Since 2000, the American investor has run a double club in London, David Sullivan and David Gold, who took ownership of the club from an Icelandic owner for a decade. In recent years, the West Ham press has seen an increased Czech presence, with players for the 2020 national team, Alex Krall, Tomas Sosek and Vladimir Koval, joining the frame. Now, for the first time in the history of English football, the coach may also be a Czech.
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Now, 46-year-old Daniil Kretinsky can buy into the club, according to the news, he will get a 27 percent stake in the first round, For 600 million pounds (256.5 billion HUF)This could be expanded later, to become the sole owner of West Ham in the near future. Kretinsky had been preparing to invest for months.
Billionaire football addiction is nothing new, In 2004, he bought a 40% stake in Sparta in Prague. The team has reached the main table of the Champions League three times, advanced once, but is a regular participant in the group stage of the European League.
Kretinsky is the CEO and largest owner of EPH, the largest energy company in Central Europe, Forbes says her net worth is $4 billion (1,340 billion HUF). The billionaire also has significant investments in the UK, having acquired more than 15% of Royal Mail shares and a 10% stake in Sainsbury’s through his investment firm Vesa Equity Investment Sarl.
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She has a large empire with stakes in media companies in France and the Czech Republic, as well as investments in the US chains Macy’s and Foot Locker. The Nicknamed the Czech SphinxAccording to Athletic, the Czech Republic responded to US billionaire Warren Buffett.
Newcastle United were sold to Arab investors for £300m a day, and it is Only six clubs in the Premier League have a British owner.
Among the Hungarian billionaires, Lorenc Misáros had a foreign football team. Croatian NK Osijek became the owner in 2016, but due to UEFA regulations (there cannot be two teams in competitions organized by UEFA with the same owner), he recently resigned.