The World's Biggest Cash Machine: Manchester United, the Glazers, and the Struggle for Football's Soul (Hardcover)

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'Jaw-dropping . . . An incredible story' – Daily Mail
'A gripping tale, full of insight. Blackhurst is an enormously talented writer' – City A.M.

From Chris Blackhurst, the former Editor of the Independent, comes a gripping and tightly reported account of how the Glazers, owners of Manchester United, became the most maligned figures in the Premier League, and how they changed the beautiful game forever.

Manchester United’s supporters span the globe and cross generations. But, with few exceptions, they are united in their anger with the American family who bought their club in 2005, plunging it into record levels of debt. The Glazers’ reign has become synonymous with the financialization of football, and has coincided with fan protests and a decline of Manchester United’s fortunes on the pitch . . . if not on the balance sheet.

But what defines this secretive family, and do these astute businessmen deserve the opprobrium they receive? In this captivating account, informed by interviews with key figures behind the scenes, journalist and commentator Chris Blackhurst charts the gripping story of the world’s biggest football club – as well as exploring the wider transformation of the Premier League into a playground for billionaire owners.

About the Author

Chris Blackhurst is an award-winning business writer and commentator. He is a former editor of The Independent and for ten years was City editor of The Evening Standard. Before that he worked for The Sunday Times on its business pages and Insight investigative team. He covered Westminster for several years for The Independent, and for twenty years conducted the main interviews in Management Today magazine with senior business and financial figures. His journalism has appeared in many of the world’s major publications. He is the author of Too Big to Jail and The World's Biggest Cash Machine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781035011179
ISBN-10: 1035011174
Publisher: Macmillan UK
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English