6. Andrea Radrizzani – Leeds United
Andrea Radrizzani has been nothing but a saviour for the club as well as the fans. He has helped change the goals of the team to an extent that you will definitely see Leeds United in English top-flight football for a long time. In 2018, he appointed Marcelo Bielsa which proved to be a masterstroke for the club.
After earning promotion in 2020, the club has survived two consecutive seasons in the Premier League. Even though the sacking of Bielsa was a bit controversial, the owner has done enough to be branded as one of the best owners in the Premier League.
5. Tony Bloom – Brighton and Hove Albion
Tony Bloom has been working well in the upliftment of Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The team is playing some aesthetic football and it takes a lot to break their defence. The only thing the team is missing is European football. If things go well like this for Brighton, it won’t be long before you see them play in the UEFA Europa League.
4. 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 made giant strides this season and are in contention for a European spot at the end of the season.
3. Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens – Aston Villa
Aston Villa have always been a side that spends money to get better players in the team. Their only goal is to move forward and with the way things are being run, they are closer to their goal. They are on their way to becoming one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. A lot of Aston Villa fans currently back their owners.
2. Matthew Benham – Brentford FC
The story is just brilliant here, things you absolutely love to see. Matthew Benham was a professional gambler who lent $700,000 to the club when they were facing a financial crisis. He has immense knowledge of analytical concepts and used them to change the style of play of Brentford.
With his style of play, Brentford became a much more effective team and eventually created history by qualifying for the top tier in English football after 74 years in 2021. Even in the Premier League, the club has continued playing an attacking brand of football.
1. Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Manchester City
Manchester City are one of the clubs accused of buying success. However, the truth couldn’t be any far from it. The club has invested in the right areas and are reaping the rewards from it. From the board to the manager and the players, Manchester City have managed to tick the box.
But City’s current owners have not just invested in the senior team but in all levels. They have created a world-class training centre, which is also used by the EDS team and the women’s team of the club. City’s youth teams are also getting stronger year after year, proving their metal of grassroots development.