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American influence grows in EPL
by Paul Kennedy, November 28th, 2008 7AM

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[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.

 



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