UK Jim O'Neill profiled as Manchester United takeover bid discussed by Red Knight last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- Jim O'Neill has told the Manchester Evening News he would consider leading a consortium to buy Man United off the Glazers
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jim O'Neill could be set for a second bite at the cherry in his pursuit of becoming Manchester United owner after the Glazer family confirmed they were open to selling the club. After 17 years of ownership of United, the Glazer family released a statement on Tuesday evening confirming that they would be willing to sell their shares in the club. Fans were overjoyed at the news after years of the owners failing to properly invest in the club's playing squad and infrastructure. Jim O'Neill, who declared his interest to the Manchester Evening News on Wednesday, could be the man to finally bring the Glazer reign to an end. But who is O'Neill and why would he be tempted to bid? READ MORE: United's next owners could divide the fanbase even more than the Glazers Who is Jim O'Neill? Jim O'Neill is a British economist. Born in Manchester, he is best known for being a former chairman at investment firm Goldman Sachs, where he managed over £700billion in assets. He is also a former Conservative government minister. What has Jim O'Neill said about a Manchester United takeover bid? "[Those figures are] obviously what they’re floating, but I don’t think that’s realistic, especially as the few smart people that might be vaguely capable of putting those kinds of sums together can see the same information the Glazers can see," O'Neill told MEN Sport.
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. As the years progressed I'm not surprised, if you look at the culmination of events starting the fiasco over the ESL, their ownership had got more complicated in their own heads I think. "I think they think Chelsea was bought for too high a price and United should be a premium. Now they’re slightly strangely and slightly desperately in my view, going so public that they can capture anybody who is daft enough to pay them the money they want. "The only thing that will really work is some imaginative buyer who basically has a better purpose behind owning United and is prepared to pay the Glazers a lot of money. You can think of the number of people willing to do that in the world on less than one hand." Has Jim O'Neill ever worked for Manchester United? O'Neill was a non-executive director at Old Trafford from 2004 to 2005, before the club returned to private ownership when the Glazers purchased majority shares in the club. A lifelong United fan, he was part of a group of fans named 'The Red Knights', who tried to take over the club in 2010. READ NEXT: Ronaldo issues statement after United confirm departure United to save £16million as Ronaldo leaves without a pay-off Why Ten Hag is the big winner from Ronaldo departure MUST statement outlines demands for new owners All the United news and views