13. Joe Lewis & Daniel Levy – Tottenham Hotspur
The Tottenham fans do not exactly love Daniel Levy and his role in the European Super League did not help his cause. The fans also want the club to spend more money so that they could challenge for trophies. However, Spurs need a lot of signings before they could challenge the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City for the title. However, appointing Conte and fulfilling his demands of players is a move in the right direction.
12. John W. Henry – Liverpool
John W. Henry is lucky to have survived for so long despite making too many mistakes. He is extremely lucky to have Jurgen Klopp as the manager of the team who has helped the team become one of the most formidable teams in Europe. Despite having a star-studded team with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander Arnold, and Virgil Van Dijk, the team lacks the bench strength to dominate in case of any injury. Liverpool’s net spend is extremely low compared to their rivals and this is something very much disliked by Liverpool fans.
11. Shahid Khan – Fulham
Pakistani-American billionaire businessman and sports tycoon, Shahid Khan purchased Fulham in 2013. He is currently the fifth richest owner in the Premier League. Under him, Fulham has been through three relegations and three promotions under eight managers in nine years.
10. Steve Parish, Josh Harris and David Blitzer – Crystal Palace
Under the ownership of Steve Parish, Crystal Palace became a regular team in the Premier League. They have made a mark in English football, but the question still remains whether they are moving in the forward direction, or backward direction, or whether they are just stagnant. To become more lethal, Palace needs to spend some money and look for a place in European competitions.
9. Guo Guangchang – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Guangchang is the founder and co-chair of Fosun International, the group which completed a 2016 takeover of Wolverhampton Wanderers. They have always invested in their squad which is why they have had a fairly consistent team in the Premier League over the last few years.
8. Saudi Public Investment Fund – Newcastle United
The £300m deal has been funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. They are backed by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman, and are set to make massive investments in the years to come. In the short tenure, they hired Eddie Howe to manage the team and provided him with quality players to ensure Premier League survival. They have also started the new season strongly.
7. Evangelos Marinakis – Nottingham Forest
Evangelos Marinakis is a Greek media tycoon and bought Nottingham Forest in 2017 given his keen interest in football. Five years on from its acquisition, Nottingham Forest has returned to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years. He has pledged to provide the investment required for the club to sustain itself in the Premier League.