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Manchester City Are The New Owners of A-League Team Melbourne Heart: Nightly Soccer Report

melbourne heart Manchester City Are The New Owners of A League Team Melbourne Heart: Nightly Soccer Report

Manchester City surprised many tonight when they announced that they, along with a consortium that are the owners of rugby team Melbourne Storm, have acquired Australian soccer team Melbourne Heart. City’s move to buy the club has been already approved by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA), and it immediately gives Manchester City a presence down under as they seek to expand their global brand.

In addition to the Melbourne Heart of the A-League, City is a part-owner of New York City FC, which will begin playing in Major League Soccer in the United States in 2015.

“Manchester City and their partners will bring a high level of expertise in football and sports business matters and that can only strengthen the Melbourne Heart and the Hyundai A-League as a whole,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.

In a statement by Manchester City on its club website, the club said that “out of respect for the coaching staff and the players in the middle of the A-League season, the new ownership group will not be making any major announcements until mid-2014.”

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7 Responses to Manchester City Are The New Owners of A-League Team Melbourne Heart: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Marc L says:

    Just getting on record as to the inevitable “maybe Moyes will be available to manage/no not good enough for the A-League” comment before someone else does.

  2. john marzan says:

    Man City may have the most savvy owners in the L. Last time, they pursued ties with the Yankees to form NYCFC. Now, this.

  3. bennett311 says:

    Construction of the Blue Moon Deathstar to commence in 2018.

  4. Frill Artist says:

    Lol. Who cares about Australia?

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