Aliko Dangote seems to be thinking the same thing some Arsenal fans are thinking—fire Arsene Wenger—and the billionaire has promised to do so immediately he buys Arsenal FC!
“The first thing I would change is the coach,” Dangote stated in an interview with Bloomberg.
And what is his reason?
“He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck,” he revealed.
Diplomatic response. 😀
The richest man in Africa has shown interest in purchasing the famous English Premier League football club—considering making an offer once the construction of his $11 billion oil refinery in Lagos is completed.
Wenger is Europe’s longest-serving manager. Since his appointment to the London-based club in 1996, he’s won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup trophies. In May, he agreed to a new two-year deal, ending months of speculation over his future prompted by his team’s indifferent form last season.
Arsenal’s biggest shareholder is American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who controls almost 67 percent of the company. Earlier this year, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who already holds a 30 percent stake, sought to buy out Kroenke in an offer that valued Arsenal at as much as 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion).
Dangote, 60, doubts he’d have trouble persuading Kroenke and Usmanov to sell.
“If they get the right offer, I’m sure they would walk away,” he said. “Someone will give them an offer that will make them seriously consider walking away. And when we finish the refinery, I think we will be in a position to do that.”
Money talks and bullshit takes the bus!