In a new warning regarding Chelsea and the involvement of American owners in the Premier League, Gary Neville has taken another shot at Chelsea owner Todd Boehly
Boehly led the consortium that bought Chelsea from Roman Abramovich this summer, spending over £250 million on players and replacing Thomas Tuchel with Graham Potter, but he has also been involved in a number of recent gaffes.
The businessman allegedly wanted the Blues to play in an impossible 4-4-3 formation, has stated his desire to introduce an American-style All-Star game in which players from the north of England would compete against a team from the south, and has even acknowledged he is not against the European Super League.
The English clubs involved in the attempt to create a breakaway European Super League were eventually forced to reverse course after receiving widespread criticism from fans, commentators, players, and managers, with Neville among the harshest critics. Chelsea was one of the clubs involved.
When asked about the European Super League while speaking at the SALT Conference in the United States this week, Boehly, who also believed Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah came through Chelsea’s academy, responded, “I never say hard no’s, I like to keep options alive.”
Having previously accused Boehly of using the video game Football Manager in real life, Neville once again taking aim at the American.
‘US investment into English football is a clear and present danger to the pyramid and fabric of the game.
‘They just don’t get it and think differently. They also don’t stop till they get what they want!’
Neville frequently criticises the American Glazer family, who own Manchester United, but the United States wields considerable power in England’s top division.
American Stan Kroenke owns Arsenal, and American John W. Henry owns Liverpool. The USA has also invested in varying degrees in Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Leeds United, West Ham, and Fulham.