By Sean Fisher

17th Nov, 2022 | 3:10pm

Conspiracy theorists gutted as 49ers takeover development emerges at Leeds United - Kevin Day

Price of Football podcast host Kevin Day says the 49ers Enterprises takeover of Leeds United will be bad news for Premier League conspiracy theorists.

According to The Times, the 49ers Enterprises – who currently own a minority stake in Leeds United – are prepping for a full takeover of the Yorkshire club.

The takeover group, who are associated with NFL franchise San Francisco 49ers, have been long-term admirers and investors in Leeds and are ready to make their full ownership official in the near future.

During Kieran Maguire’s Price of Football podcast, Day suggested the takeover is great news for Jesse Marsch – but not so much for conspiracy theorists.

“It might be good news for Leeds United to be wholly owned by an American company, but it’s not good news for the conspiracy theorists who say that the Americans are trying to take over PL and vote against relegation,” said the comedian.

“It might also be good news for Jesse Marsch, who always seems one game away from being sacked. American owners may be more sympathetic towards him.”

Communication & Transparency

American owners have picked up a bad reputation in the Premier League in recent seasons.

Much of the frustration of fans was directed towards American owners and their participation in the planning of the European Super League. The Glazer family of Manchester United and the Kroenke family at Arsenal were both big contributors to the plans.

As a result of the Super League shambles, there’s a negative stigma around American owners. However, the 49ers Enterprises takeover group have a chance to change that.

Unlike other owners, the 49ers took their time to adapt and learn about the Premier League as investors before buyers. They have shown a deep interest in the background of Leeds as well as the fanbase – they even organised a free ‘watch party’ for Leeds fans back in September. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Provided they continue to communicate with the fans and be transparent in their decision-making, then there is no reason they can’t thrive as football club owners.

Leeds have already learned to embrace Marsch as well as US duo Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams in the squad.

In other Leeds United news, Jesse Marsch is set to guest write for The Athletic during the World Cup