Leicester City’s chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha celebrates with fans after the club defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup. Photo: AFP Leicester City’s chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha celebrates with fans after the club defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup. Photo: AFP
Leicester City’s chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha celebrates with fans after the club defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup. Photo: AFP
Ben Marlow
Opinion

Opinion

Ben Marlow

How Leicester City and Thailand’s King Power showed the English Premier League foreign ownership can work

  • Savvy transfer deals, (relatively) long-lived managers and world-class training facilities under the ownership of the Srivaddhanaprabha family have helped the football club win both the Premier League and the FA Cup
  • Off the pitch the owners have recognised the role clubs play in the community and donated to worthy causes. Meanwhile, the odd drop of complimentary Singha beer has helped to lubricate the fans

Leicester City’s chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha celebrates with fans after the club defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup. Photo: AFP Leicester City’s chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha celebrates with fans after the club defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup. Photo: AFP
Leicester City’s chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha celebrates with fans after the club defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup. Photo: AFP
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Ben Marlow

Ben Marlow

Ben Marlow is Managing Director of Twenty First Group. Based in Singapore, he specialises in sports strategy and has advised sporting organisations including the Premier League, J League, UAE Pro League, and Asian Tour.