Leeds United CEO predicts Premier League ownership changes and mocks Liverpool 'hostage video' apology

New Premier League regulations and supporter input will frustrate ambitions at top clubs to the point of ownership change, Leeds United CEO Angus Kinnear predicts.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 11:20 am
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 11:22 am
APOLOGY VIDEO - Liverpool owner John Henry appeared in a video apologising to fans for the European Super League debacle. Leeds United chief Angus Kinnear has poked fun at the apology. Pic: Getty

Kinnear insists the footballing world remains unconvinced by the apologies issued by 'big six' owners since the botched and aborted launch of a European Super League and took aim at Liverpool owner John Henry for the video in which he expressed contrition to Reds supporters.

"The fall-out from the failed European Super League proposal has continued, and while the demonstration at Old Trafford stole the headlines, it is the nascent regulatory work of the Premier League, the FA and UEFA that will have the longest lasting impact," he said.

"Fortunately the footballing world has not been fooled by the follow expressions of contrition (even when delivered in the compelling format of a hostage video) and recognise that the protagonists ultimately will, over the longer term, remain obdurate in trying to create the footballing oligopoly they crave. However, I believe the new regulations enshrining the principles of meritocracy, sustainability, financial solidarity and formalised supporter consultation will frustrate their ambitions to such an extent it will provoke a number of changes in ownership."

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