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Morgan discusses ownership at Chelsea FC

Tue 6th Jul 2010 | Football Industry Events

Leaders in Football, the world’s most exclusive football business event, taking place for the third time at Chelsea FC on 6th and 7th October 2010, is delighted to announce that Wolverhampton Wanderers Owner and Chairman, Steve Morgan will be addressing the Leaders audience.

As part of an ‘owner’s panel’ that will be gathering on Day 2, Morgan will be bringing his extensive football and business knowledge to Leaders in Football whilst discussing the future of football ownership, different ownership models, the impact of UEFA’s financial fair play, and the measures necessary for ensuring a sustainable future for football clubs.

A fanatical football fan, Morgan is a life-long Liverpool F.C. supporter, having followed the club from the days of Bill Shankly. Having built up a 5% stake in the club, he made an offer to purchase the club from David Moores in 2007 but was rejected in favour of Gillett and Hicks.

Later that year an opportunity arose to purchase Wolverhampton Wanderers, a club which he had previously regarded as his “second club”. In a unique deal Morgan agreed to buy the Club from Sir Jack Hayward for a token fee of £10 on condition he invested £30 million in the Midlands club. The takeover was formally completed on 9 August 2007 when Morgan became Chairman of the club. On handover, Sir Jack Hayward stated that Morgan “had had a heart transplant – from Liverpool to Wolverhampton.”

 

Morgan will be joined at Leaders in Football by a host of distinguished guests including:

Dave Checketts, Owner, St Louis Blues (NHL) and Real Salt Lake (MLS)

Mohamed Bin Hammam, President, Asian Football Confederation

Michel D’Hooge, Executive Committee Member, FIFA

Sunil Gulati, President, USSF and Chairman US 2018/2022 World Cup Bid Committee

And many more to be announced shortly.

 

To register for the event or to learn more about Leaders in Football please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 208 545 1595 or email enquiry@leadersinfootball.com

 

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