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Austrian Billionaire Wants To Buy Premier League Club

9 years ago

The interest in Premier League clubs looks to show no signs of waning, with Fulham the last one to be bought up by one of the growing number of American owners.

The latest Billionaire though claimed to be interested in buying a Premier League club is from Austria.

His name, Dietrich Mateschitz, may not be familiar but the main brand he is responsible for is instantly recognisable.

Red Bull is the biggest selling energy drink in the world, selling over five billion units a year, and has helped Mateschitz amass a fortune valued at $7.1bn (around £4.5bn), making him according to Forbes magazine, the 162nd richest person in the world.

Red Bull already have numerous well known tie-ins with sport, their formula one team maybe the most recognisable. However, they have numerous other sporting teams and in football they already have MLS club ‘New York Red Bulls’ as well as FC Red Bull Salzburg over in Mateschitz’ home country.

However, according to the respected Football Economy website (and other media), Red Bull are looking to buy a football club in England and respected ex-Schalke manager, Ralf Rangnick, has been given the job of heading up the search.

Rangnick is currently sporting director of Red Bull Salzburg but has been given the job of finding a club in England with the express intention of eventually helping to promote the Red Bull brand via the Champions League, one of the last markets they have yet to reach.

It is believed that their first preference is a club in the London area but that both Liverpool and Everton interest them also because Red Bull don’t see a great deal of work needed to be done to get them up to that level.

The question for us surely has to be that in terms of potential Newcastle has every bit as much and more potential as the likes of Everton and most others, while Liverpool would surely be a more expensive purchase for any buyer…or it should be.

Nothing ever changes with Newcastle in that our potential will always be there and we just need somebody to buy into that. We thought  we’d landed the jackpot when English billionaire Mike Ashley landed on the scene but sadly it wasn’t to be.

New respected owners used to bringing sporting success to their projects at the highest level would be a dream come true, Newcastle Red Bull United doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but never say never.


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