Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola watches his side in the EFL Carabao Cup against Oxford United. Photo: AP
Simon Chadwick
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Chadwick

UFC, Manchester City and NFL money networks see East meets West meets private investment

  • Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Tokyo 2020 hosts Japan linked through money networks
  • Softbank, Endeavour and Silver Lake investment into sport is creating complex relationships spanning the globe

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Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola watches his side in the EFL Carabao Cup against Oxford United. Photo: AP
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.

Paul Widdop

Paul Widdop

Dr Paul Widdop is a cultural networks analyst at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. He is also co-founder of The Football Collective and research editor of Connect Sport.