Leeds United announce official agreement for 49ers Enterprises to take over the club
English football club, Leeds United, have announced an agreement for the takeover of 49ers Enterprises, the American consortium which currently owns the NFL franchise San Francisco 49ers. The club recently suffered relegation from the Premier League after a thoroughly disappointing season that started with Jesse Marsch as head coach and ended with Sam Allardyce at the helm.
The club, under the 6-year-long stewardship of Italian media rights mogul, Andrea Radrizzani, had opted for US talent in their bid to not only stay in the league but progress up the table, with the owner saying relegation was impossible before a ball was kicked in the summer of 2022.
However, football is not played by pushing soundbites through microphones (tell that to Marsch) and as such, the club, previously thought to be worth over half a billion dollars but now valued at around $213m, quickly saw themselves hanging perilously over the cliff edge like Wile E. Coyote after a another failed attempt at putting together an ACME slingshot.