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Manchester City owner has been appointed vice president of the United Arab Emirates.

Salem Badughaish


Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the owner of Manchester City, has added another feather to his cap. He has been appointed as the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by none other than the President of the nation himself, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This move comes in the midst of several high-profile political appointments.

It was back in 2008 when Zayed Al Nahyan acquired Manchester City through his investment firm, Abu Dhabi United Group. He later handed over the reins to City Football Group, a company that has a stake in several football clubs across the globe. As of July 2021, the parent company of City Football Group is Newton Investment and Development LLC, which is yet another enterprise owned by Zayed Al Nahyan.

The appointment of Sheikh Mansour as the Vice President of UAE is a testament to Abu Dhabi's growing dominance in the country. The Emirate has been holding the presidency in the nation since 1971, and it seems like its influence is only getting stronger.

City Football Group's family includes several prominent football clubs such as Premier League champions Manchester City, New York City, Melbourne City, Yokohama F. Marinos, Montevideo City Torque, Girona FC, Sichuan Jiuniu, Mumbai City, Lommel SK, and Esperance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne. With such an impressive portfolio, Sheikh Mansour's appointment as the Vice President of the UAE is sure to attract a lot of attention.



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