Slim Patches: Do They Help You Lose Weight? Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani described the proposals aimed at radically changing the Premier League’s structures and finances as a “disgrace” and said England’s top-flight clubs must remain united to be successful. Though Radrizzani has no financial stake in the private equity firm, he did make introductions. ‘Leeds have played four Premier League matches in 16 years, so being lectured by their owner is difficult to take,’ a source told Sportsmail. ‘What happened is a disgrace, and for many reasons,’ he told The Times. Half a million ‘undiscovered’ animal viruses could cause the next pandemic - the science explained, Who needs SUVs? 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'I would like to remind the clubs that tried to do this via the back door and in a non-transparent way that the value of their clubs has grown significantly, perhaps four or five times their investment, since they bought thanks to the fantastic job of the Premier League executive and also thanks to the union of the clubs working together. He is also the chairman and founder of the sports broadcasting group Eleven Sports. In addition, he was a leading figure in the secret talks held by Championship clubs about a breakaway two years ago, which led to 15 of them writing a letter to the EFL board threatening to go it alone if the competition’s television contract was not renegotiated. Both declined to comment. Liverpool owner John W Henry (left) helped draw up the controversial shake-up plans, Joel Glazer, owner of Manchester United, was also an architect in the radical proposals, Rick Parry, the EFL chairman, supported the proposals because of a £250m bail-out for clubs. Andrea Radrizzani (born 10 September 1974) is an Italian businessman and the majority owner of Premier League football club Leeds United. The Italian’s intervention last weekend, in which he condemned Liverpool and Manchester United for their ‘back-door’ machinations, further exposed the divisions in the top flight as there is considerable resentment among the elite at being lectured by a club who were only promoted last summer. Silva owns media group Sport Business as well as Florida soccer club Miami FC. The firm went through three chief executive officers since the acquisition, they said. The Chinese investors, who bought control of MP & Silva in a 2016 deal valued at $1 billion, had sent letters to the former owners, alleging that the company’s sports-rights contracts couldn’t be easily renewed, according to people familiar with the matter. 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It sparked concerns at the EFL over potential conflicts of interest given the Italian owns a club that were in the Championship just four months ago as well as the television network Eleven Sports that holds rights to broadcast the Premier League elsewhere in Europe. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Radrizzani is accused of hypocrisy because, when Leeds were in the Championship, he proposed creating Premier League 2 in defiance of the wishes of the Premier League, the EFL and the FA. Andrea Radrizzani. Chinese investors took over or acquired stakes in European soccer teams, including Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton in England, Italy’s A.C. Milan and Inter Milan, Spain’s Atletico Madrid, and Slavia Prague in the Czech Republic. This led to the proposal that nine clubs be given ‘long-term shareholder status’ contained in PBP. Share ; By. Sports rights agency MP & Silva collapsed over unpaid debts, Leeds United chairman is one of the defendants in legal suit, Photographer: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images, Photographer: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images. Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani’s description of Project Big Picture as a ‘disgrace’ has angered executives at Big Six clubs, who are privately claiming he is guilty of hypocrisy. The consortium also failed to participate in an emergency rights issue in the summer of last year, they said. Radrizzani was the first Premier League owner to criticise Project Big Picture. Could your nagging pain actually be a symptom of nerve damage? The comments below have not been moderated. By The Newsroom. It's been a strange trip. However, as Sportsmail revealed on Saturday, Radrizzani's involvement in the TPG buy-out had raised concerns within the EFL. Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. Not all the investments were deemed successful, and some have been reversed, with the Atletico Madrid stake subsequently being sold, and Tony Xia giving up control of Aston Villa. Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani has labelled Project Big Picture a 'disgrace' and reminded the owners of Liverpool and Manchester United … A Chinese group that owned MP & Silva is suing the founders of the collapsed European sports rights firm after losing hundreds of millions of dollars. Dear Keir, walk to the tailor next time, Woman dies of Covid-19 on Spirit Airlines flight – but no other passengers are told, McDonald's launches 30% off sale today across its main menu lasting for two weeks.