Football's madcap owners: From 'Manager eater' Massimo Cellino and Chairman Mao quoting Tony Xia to Aurelio De Laurentiis threatening to chop off an agent's b**** off
Having the influence of an owner over a football club has been a reality since the sport left its amateur beginnings and took on a more professional guise.
It has not just been in modern times that owners have hit the back pages for the wrong reasons either. Brian Clough used to regularly rail against directors and those he perceived as not being footballing men. However, while some owners may clash with managers or sell the wrong player at the wrong time, there is a big difference between that and the more incredible custodians that the game has managed to bring forth.
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