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Thaksin committed to City
12 Aug 2008 - 12:47:10
Manchester City have moved to rubbish claims that owner Thaksin Shinawatra could quit the club after little over a year in charge.
The former Prime Minister of Thailand has skipped bail in his homeland after refusing to answer fraud and corruption charges, leaving much uncertainty surrounding the Eastlands club.
However, City's executive chairman, Garry Cook, told the Manchester Evening News: "City's future is not in jeopardy. In the short term, it is business as usual. We don't rely on Dr Thaksin's money.
"When (manager) Mark Hughes makes a decision we go through the normal process, which can include banks, finance, or a whole bunch of different things just like any other club.
"Dr Thaksin is willing to look at whatever it takes to make City a great football club. This is a guy who loves City.
"We have talked over dinner about why he had bought the club and his intentions. It was really clear he wants to be at this football club for the next ten years.
"He wants to build a dynasty and he was disappointed that people think he wanted to get in and back out."