Football clubs suffering as owners experiment with chaos theory

07 January 2017 10:00
‘Communication is difficult,’ say Morecambe of contacting their Brazilian owner, who disappeared within a few months of taking over, but more and more clubs seem to have problemsIf we are going to be generous, it is fair to assume Diego Lemos must have a few stories that have been passed down through the family. His father, Luisinho Tombo, was the leading scorer in the Rio State League of Brazil on two separate occasions, the most prolific striker in the history of his first club, America, with 311 goals, and played alongside Zico at Flamengo. One uncle, Caio Cambalhota, was at Flamengo and another, César Maluco, was part of Brazil’s 1974 World Cup squad because of his performances for Palmeiras.Whether that makes Lemos someone you would want at your football club is another matter. Lemos, having been working as a football agent in Qatar, took over at Morecambe in September, talking about climbing the leagues and arriving to a fanfare that included the chairman, Peter McGuigan, acclaiming the deal as one that will “secure the long-term financial viability of the club”. Related: Andrea Radrizzani buys 50% of Leeds to be co-owner with Massimo Cellino Related: Manchester City cruise past West Ham thanks to David Silva masterclass Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian