Xavi thinks Sheikh Jassim would be a good option as next owner of Manchester United

Barcelona coach Xavi believes that Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani would be a good selection as the next owner of Manchester United.

Sheikh Jassim is one of the events hoping to finish a full buy of the Outdated Trafford membership after submitting a bid on final Friday’s delicate deadline set by funding banking agency The Raine Group.

Talking earlier than Barcelona’s Europa League play-off second leg in opposition to Manchester United, Xavi has claimed that he has a shut relationship with Sheikh Jassim and believes he would do a wonderful job if he was to turn into the owner of the Premier League facet.

He stated: “It’s the regulation of provide and demand. I do know the Sheikh (Jassim) fairly intently, we now have a very good bond. He’s a critical man, I believe he would do a nice job.

(I believe) He’s a very good particular person. With duty, very critical and would be a good option for Manchester United.”


Sheikh Jassim – unknown outdoors Qatari banking circles, bidding for Manchester United

Xavi has shut ties to Qatar, having performed for membership facet Al Sadd between 2015 and 2019 in direction of the top of his profession.

Earlier than taking cost at Barcelona in 2021, Xavi’s first managerial position additionally got here at Al Sadd. He received seven trophies whereas he was in cost of the membership over a two-year interval.

Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are the one confirmed bidders seeking to purchase the Glazer household out of Manchester United, though different events are thought to be .

Any bid for Qatar would convey controversy, with the nation, who just lately hosted the boys’s World Cup, having a poor file of employees, ladies’s and LGBTQ+ rights.

The US hedge fund Elliott Funding Administration is out there to supply potential financing for a Manchester United takeover — however is not going to be bidding outright.

The Glazer household started on the lookout for new funding or a potential sale of the membership in November.

Manchester United and Barcelona need to progress by means of to the final 16 of the Europa League, with the scoreline at 2-2 after the primary leg, once they meet in Thursday’s second leg.



Xavi has served his teaching apprenticeship in Qatar – he is ‘prepared for Barca’

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