Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
American influence grows in EPL
by Paul Kennedy, November 28th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] MLS deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis' appointment as Arsenal's chief executive represents only the latest in a move of American-bred executives to play major roles in top English Premier League clubs. Others have backgrounds as diverse of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the president of Nike's Jordan Brand.

Charles C. Krulak, the director general of Aston Villa, was previously the Commandant of the Marine Corps. He rose to the rank of general and later served as the chief administrative officer for MBNA America. It was his relationship with MBNA chairman Randy Lerner that led to his work with Villa. Lerner bought Villa in 2006.

American attorney Bruce Buck is the chairman of Chelsea. It was through his work with U.S. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom that he advised Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich on his acquisition of Chelsea.

Garry Cook, who for many years worked in the American sporting goods manufacturing industry, is the executive chairman of Manchester City. Cook worked for Nike for many years. He was president of its Jordan Brand for only four months when he was hired by City in 2008.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying results    
West Virginia University's Ashley Lawrence scored three goals and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had the other two ...
CCL Countdown: MLS's four clubs face daunting tasks    
MLS's four representatives in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals -- the LA Galaxy, Seattle, Real Salt ...
WCQ Countdown: Guatemala wins in Claveri's debut    
Guatemala warmed up for its make-or-break World Cup 2018 qualifying series against the USA in March ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"How are you then going to earn the respect of the entire world and players across ...
What They're Saying: David Villa    
"Right now it's better for me, it is important for me. As captain of the team, ...
Making a List: MLS All-Stars vs. EPL Teams    
The MLS All-Stars will face Arsenal in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 29 ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 11)    
In need of help in central midfield following the knee injury to Designated Player summer signing ...
Video Pick: How MLS All-Stars vs. Arsenal came about     
The best promotional video ever gets underway with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Herculez Gomez, features ...
Making a List: MLS players on move to NASL    
Brazilian defender Adailton became the latest former MLS player to sign with an NASL team when ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 10)    
The Philadelphia Union signed forward C.J. Sapong to a three-year contract. He led the Union with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives