Mike Ashley is causing trouble at Rangers, but does he deserve a place in our top ten…
The ongoing controversy at Rangers took another twist this week, with several reports suggesting that the Glasgow side would be forced to include their five loan signings from Newcastle United in their starting XI – reports that were denied by Rangers chief executive Derek Llambias.
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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, who also owns a stake in Rangers, is believed to be at the heart of the issue – but he doesn’t make our list here of football’s ten most controversial villains in chief. Find out who does in the pages below:
10) Qatar Sports Investments (Paris Saint Germain)
A Manchester City style take over brought with it extravagant spending on a number of Europe’s top talents, including strike duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. Financial Fair Play has since been brought into prevent exactly these kind of deals.
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9) Maurizio Zamparini (Palermo)
An owner that truly satisfies the trigger-happy stereotype of Italian owners. Zamparini has sacked 20 managers since taking over at the club in 2002, although he did lead them from Serie C back into Serie A for two spells in the top flight.