Why Jean-Claude Blanc is called ‘Lionel Messi of sports business’?
Manchester United are considering appointing Jean-Claude Blanc as CEO
Significant alterations to Manchester United’s hierarchy appear imminent with the hiring of a new chief executive, who may take the form of Jean-Claude Blanc.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is presently in the midst of purchasing a twenty-five per cent share in the Red Devils. In exchange for a minority ownership in the Premier League heavyweights, the British billionaire is expected to invest £1.3 billion. He will also be responsible for managing the football operations side of the club.
Significant alterations to Manchester United’s organisation appear imminent with the hiring of a new chief executive, who may take the place of Jean-Claude Blanc.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is presently in the midst of purchasing a twenty-five per cent share in the Red Devils. In return for a minority ownership in the Premier League heavyweights, the British billionaire is expected to invest £1.3 billion. He will also be responsible for managing the football business side of the club.
Fabrice Boquet, the CEO of Nice, collaborated directly with Blanc while he was in Ligue 1. Additionally, the CEO gave an explanation for United’s possible hiring of one of the greatest in the field by drawing comparisons between him and Inter Miami star Lionel Messi.
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Ratcliffe’s official purchase of a twenty-five per cent share in United has not yet been finalised, although the board at Old Trafford is anticipated to approve it in the next few days. However, it is unclear when the modification will start to show results on the field.
“He [Blanc] is a bit like the Lionel Messi of sports business,” Boquet told French news outlet L’Equipe. “It is not only a question of expertise but of interpersonal skills. He brings his vision, his network, his calm, his experience.”
‘Come back in a year,’ they told him. So Blanc headed to Los Angeles to try and track down the organisers for the very profitable 1984 Games. It didn’t take him long to succeed.
‘I wasn’t a bad tennis player, so I played tournaments,’ he told the Financial Times in 2015. ‘Through tennis I met the people who organised the Los Angeles Olympics.’
United are having trouble both on and off the pitch. Both on and off the pitch, Old Trafford is falling short of other elite-level stadiums. On the pitch, they are well behind opponents.
He is regarded as the greatest issue solver and is known for his calm demeanour. In 2000, he managed a crisis when a terrorist threat was made to disrupt the Dakar Rally in Niger, requiring him to arrange the airlift shipment of 150 rally automobiles to Libya. With his steady hand, he could be the ideal person to help United get back on track.