Investorideas.com

Get great ideas from our AI, cannabis, cleantech, crypto, esports and mining podcasts - be a guest or sponsor : 800 665 0411


Share on StockTwits

Manchester United (NYSE: $MANU) Agrees Memorandum of Understanding for #Football Development in Saudi Arabia

Strategic partnership will see the club help Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority to create a sustainable and thriving football sector

 

MANCHESTER, England - October 19, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Manchester United (NYSE: $MANU) and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia have today agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the 20-time English League champions help the GSA develop its football industry, as part of its 2030 Vision.

The new strategic partnership will involve United lending its business and sporting expertise to clubs, sporting authorities and individuals in Saudi Arabia.

The partnership forms part of Saudi Vision 2030; the plan to diversify the Saudi economy and to develop its public sectors, announced last year by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Group managing Director, Richard Arnold, said:

"The club has a long standing relationship with Saudi Arabia and has over 5 million passionate fans in the region. Our partnership with Saudi Telecom is the longest running of all our commercial partners. Having the chance to help shape the football industry in the Kingdom is a great honour and it is something where we believe we can make a big difference.

"I hope that this strategic alliance will benefit generations of Saudi footballers, supporters and young professionals looking to work in football well beyond Saudi Vision 2030."

Turki Al-Shikh Chairman of the GSA said:

"This relationship is part of an exciting programme we are undertaking to transform sport in Saudi Arabia.

"Manchester United has a phenomenal reputation for delivery in these areas. We believe their knowledge and experience will be invaluable in making this project successful."

About Manchester United

Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth. Through our 139-year heritage we have won 66 trophies, enabling us to develop the world's leading sports brand and a global community of 659 million followers. Our large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media & mobile, broadcasting and match day.

About the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia

The General Sport Authority (GSA) is a government body that is responsible for the development of sports activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was established in 1974 and its major tasks are to organise and develop the sports sector and to encourage and increase the base of sport participation in the kingdom.

Contacts

Enquiries:
Manchester United Ltd
Philip Townsend, +44 (0) 161 868 8148
communications@manutd.co.uk


Sports Stocks - esports, sports media, sports teams, sports betting, fantasy sports, sports equipment and more...

Like Sports Stocks? View our Sports Stocks Directory


More Info:

Investorideas.com Newswire

This news is published on the Investorideas.com Newswire - a global digital news source for investors and business leaders


Disclaimer/Disclosure: Investorideas.com is a digital publisher of third party sourced news, articles and equity research as well as creates original content, including video, interviews and articles. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks, services or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investing involves risk and possible losses. This site is currently compensated for news publication and distribution, social media and marketing, content creation and more. Disclosure is posted for each compensated news release, content published /created if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and was published for the sole interest of our readers and followers. Contact management and IR of each company directly regarding specific questions.

More disclaimer info: https://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp Learn more about publishing your news release and our other news services on the Investorideas.com newswire https://www.investorideas.com/News-Upload/ and tickertagstocknews.com

Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country. Please read Investorideas.com privacy policy: https://www.investorideas.com/About/Private_Policy.asp


Follow Us on StockTwits