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Could Nike Ride To Manchester United’s Premier League “Financial Fair Play” Rescue?

Written by on April 27, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Manchester United

David Moyes’ time as manager of Manchester United was brought to an end last Tuesday only ten months after he was appointed to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. Despite approving a six-year contract last May the Manchester United board of directors called time before Moyes had even completed a full season.

During Moyes’ tenure the sun only briefly peeked through the dark clouds…to read more please click on the link.


One response to “Could Nike Ride To Manchester United’s Premier League “Financial Fair Play” Rescue?”

  1. Ed Gomes says:

    I understand the need for FFP, although I’m of the belief that it will actually widen the gap between the haves and have nots. Clubs will also figure out ways to circumvent rules, and it will be impossible for UEFA to mandate.
    Nike has the option to match any kit deal Man United is bale to obtain. That will help drive up the cost considerably, since Adidas will look to get or at the very least drive up the cost.
    Please keep in mind that any deal Man United is able to get, it will only help drive up the current deals of Real, Barca, Bayern, etc…

    How will UEFA deal with the Red Bull clubs?

    Everyone keeps thumping on PSG and City, but they’re no different then Zenit, Monaco, Cardiff City etc…, albeit at a lower revenue. Remove Cardiff’s owners Malaysia sponsorship deal, and what exactly will they have left?

    What is stopping Nike from partnering up with Man United and offsetting money with sponsorship deals? There is really no way of policing that. Frankly Neymar’s deal is structure exactly in that manner, except his sponsor is his “dad’s” corporation. Non-profit, I’m sure.
    Messi’s new deal should be structured in the same manner, since he has the same set up, as we saw with his summer tour.

    I’m not knocking the players or the teams, but in the end it’s more for show than anything else.

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