Prince Abdullah talked about his manager, his love for his club and the Bin Laden family.
Sheffield United boss Prince Abdullah commits himself towards getting Saudi sponsors for the Premier League club after having engaged in a heated argument with the previous owner Kevin McCabe to whom the Saudi prince is not concerned with the development of the club.
Abdullah not only committed himself towards the betterment of the club, but also defended the club’s links with the controversial Bin Laden family.
“I get offended when the Bin Laden family is a bad name. Every family may have one bad person but they are a very respectable family.”
“I have not done business with them in the past but I will be very happy to do business with them. The Bin Laden family is not a disgraced name or something that I should hide.”
“They were going to buy Kevin McCabe shares. They did due diligence but decided not to buy. I don’t see it is as a big deal. When I see the Bin Laden family as a dirty name I get really offended.”
Prince Abdullah has seen the manager Chris Wilder promote the side from League One to Premier League in three seasons. The club, including the owner, has backed the club’s coach by rewriting the club’s transfer record four times this summer.
“We are blessed to have him [Wilder],” said Prince Abdullah. “The results and the way we play speaks for itself. Chris is the face of this great club and the crowd like to sing he is one of us, I have good harmony with Chris.”
Chris Wilder himself has responded to the club owner’s gratitude for all what he has done for the club. The manager maintains that he has been provided with enough support by the team and that he is in complete contact with the club owner.
“The ideal scenario for any manager is for them to be left to get on with job to the best of their abilities while respecting the owners,” he said.
“From my point of view, there’s only been a couple of times I’ve expressed my frustrations towards Prince Abdullah and Kevin. In the majority of times they’ve allowed me to get on with my job.
“If there were problems, from board to manager and manager to board, we could not have achieved what we have. I will always talk honestly about the running of the club, but the success we have had in three years is a testament to the support I have been given by both owners.”