Buy-out complete.SHEIKH sheikh
Among Arabic-speaking tribes, especially Bedouin, the male head of the family, as well as of each successively larger social unit making up the tribal structure. The sheikh is generally assisted by an informal tribal council of male elders. MANSOUR has completed a 100% buy-out of Manchester City.
Through the Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (ä`b thä`bē, zä–, dä–), Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c. United Group for Development and Investment, Sheikh Mansour gained control of the Eastlands outfit from Thaksin Shinawatra last summer.
Shinawatra had kept a 10% stake but now City have confirmed Mansour has gained control of that as well.
"As a result of the transaction, Manchester City is now 100% owned by his highness Sheikh Mansour," said a club statement.
Sheikh Mansour has already invested huge sums in the club, spending pounds 32.5m on Robinho and in excess of pounds 120m on new players this summer.