The Glazers and Manchester United – A family dynasty and an iconic sports team

Welcome to the latest in Family Capital’s Podcast Series – an occasional series of interviews with some of the most talented and engaging individuals in the world of family capital and beyond. 

In this episode, the award-winning business journalist Matthew Gwyther chairs a fascinating discussion with author and journalist Chris Blackhurst, whose book, The World’s Biggest Cash Machine: Manchester United, the Glazers, and the Struggle for Football’s Soul, has just been published.

Matthew and Chris delve into the Glazers, a second-generation family business dynasty, how they got to where they are, and their ownership of one of the world’s biggest sports teams, Manchester United. As a growing number of family dynasties and family offices are buying into sports brands worldwide, the podcast offers insights into the relationship between family capital and the high-profile investment sector.

It also looks at all the extraordinary personalities involved in the long-running saga of family control at Manchester United that continues to play itself out in the world’s media.



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