The owner of the Manchester City club, Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was appointed today as Vice President of the United Arab Emirates by his brother and the president of the small Arab state, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. WAM agency reported.
“With the approval of the Federal Supreme Council, Mohammed bin Zayed issues a decision appointing his brother Mansour bin Zayed as Vice President,” the agency said in a brief statement.
WAM added that the owner of the English Premier League club Manchester City will share this position with the current vice president of the country, Mohammed bin Rashid, who is also the ruler of the emirate of Dubai.
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, known to the press as Sheikh Mansour since he bought the English club in 2008, was born in Abu Dhabi in 1970, a year before his late father, Zayed bin Sultan, unified the seven emirates into just one country. nation.
Since the early 2000s, he has managed major financial institutions in Abu Dhabi and even the powerful Emirates International Oil Investment Company, which is now partly absorbed by the government’s multi-billion dollar Mubadala investment fund.
Sheikh Mansour was also one of the first Emiratis to dare to invest millions of dollars in business abroad, venturing in 2008 to acquire Manchester City, now one of the biggest clubs in the UK, for €250m.
His appointment as vice-president of one of the world’s richest countries comes at a time when the English Premier League has been accused of more than 100 financial misconduct in the past decade.
Courtesy of EFE/Photo: EFE
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