Leeds United verify partnership with NFL-linked 49ers Enterprises
Leeds United have entered a partnership with 49ers Enterprises, the funding entity behind American soccer giants San Francisco 49ers.
United chairman Andrea Radrizzani stated funds invested within the collaboration can be used to “enhance outcomes on the pitch” on the Championship membership.
The link-up may additionally see Leeds play video games on the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium.
As well as, 49ers Enterprises president Paraag Marathe has joined Leeds’ board of administrators.
Radrizzani is believed to have offered 10% of the shareholding in Leeds to the entity, which it’s hoped will see shared enterprise follow between the 2 golf equipment.
“This strategic partnership allows Leeds United to align with and acquire invaluable experience from the homeowners of one of many greatest international sports activities entities,” stated Radrizzani.
“The 49ers are an revolutionary, profitable organisation and we’re delighted to have entry to such a wealthy supply of enterprise and sporting experience.
“This thrilling partnership builds on the foundations we’ve got laid down on the membership within the final 12 months and we are able to guarantee supporters that the funds invested will go in direction of bettering outcomes on the pitch.”
Who’s Paraag Marathe?
Marathe is concerned with the 49ers Enterprises enterprise as president however can also be government vice-president of soccer operations with the Forty Niners Soccer Firm LLC.
His position with the soccer facet of the enterprise pertains to recruitment and retention of gamers, round contract negotiations and making certain the membership meets NFL wage cap laws and adheres to the league’s collective bargaining settlement.
Away from the sporting facet, Marathe oversaw the transfer from their outdated Candlestick Park venue to the present stadium and has been concerned in staging non-American soccer occasions there, resembling WWE wrestling and worldwide soccer.