Andrea Radrizzani spotted with 49ers chief as Leeds United face 'crisis', Sky Sports pundit happy with sighting
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…
Radrizzani has been slowly selling Leeds off to 49ers Enterprises in recent years and the investment arm of the NFL franchise do have the option to buy the club totally for at least £400million by January 2024 [The Athletic].
The 49ers currently own 44 per cent of Leeds and while Radrizzani is the majority shareholder, Robinson feels that he and Lowy could be side-by-side when it comes to making key decisions.
One key decision that could crop up very soon – if it hasn’t already in the Elland Road boardroom – is the future of manager Jesse Marsch, who’s struggling to get results and sees his side sat in the Premier League’s relegation zone after a defeat to Fulham last week, which was attended by Radrizzani and Lowy [Joe Donnohue].
Aussie billionaire Lowy is a lifelong Leeds fan who’s currently “a significant investor” at 49ers Enterprises and it seems he could be important in what comes next for Marsch.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “It’s good to see they were both there together because obviously there’s dual-ownership of the club and decisions have to be made together.
“At the moment, where you could use the word crisis loosely, it’s a difficult time for the club.
“The fact that Radrizzani and Lowy can sit face-to-face and make decisions together is important.
“Marsch’s future is one of the most vital decisions you’ll make at a club.
“The appointment of a manager is one of the most vital decisions so it’s better to sit down face-to-face than doing it across The Pond on Zoom or on a phone call.
“Whether it’s takeover talk or talks about the manager’s future, it’s good they’re both there and both in the country together.”
In other Leeds United news, Jeff Stelling claims this world-class manager would want to be the next Whites manager if Marsch is sacked.