Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann defends Kroenkes and fears for structure of club if Daniel Ek succeeds in takeover bid
ARSENAL legend Jens Lehmann has admitted his fear for the structure of his old club if his fellow Invincibles help Daniel Ek complete his proposed takeover.
Spotify co-founder Ek has recruited Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira in a bid to tempt Stan Kroenke into selling the Gunners.
American chief Kroenke is not a popular figure with Gooners, with many frustrated by his business-first approach in the transfer market.
But after Arsenal signed up for the controversial European Super League – before hastily withdrawing following an incredible backlash – fans descended on the Emirates to protest against KSE like never before.
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With Kroenke seemingly willing to sell for £2billion, Ek formally confirmed he'd consider making a bid should the club officially be put on the market.
But Lehmann defended the work Stan, 73, and his son Josh are doing in north London and expressed doubts that the family want to sell up.
The German told talkSPORT:“Josh Kroenke and his father are still interested, and they like to make people happy.
“I only met Josh a couple of times, but he doesn’t seem to be not interested about his club.
It’s about competence and the guys who are there right now are good, I know the CEO, I obviously know Edu and they’re doing to the best of his abilities
“It’s about competence and the guys who are there right now are good, I know the CEO, I obviously know Edu and they’re doing to the best of his abilities.
“Bringing in guys like Thierry, Dennis and Patrick, my former teammates, that would be fantastic as well.
“About a new owner, I don’t know if that works because first of all you need to know if Mr Kroenke wants to sell the club, and I’m not aware of it.
“If you have these three guys, they are all coaches and managers, so who is doing what there? There could be a conflict of interest, or a conflict of their jobs, will they all be in the pitch?
“It sounds interesting, but at the end of the day I’d like to see how they’d structure that.
“Oliver Kahn has about to become the CEO of Bayern Munich, and I’ve always liked that concept of having a CEO who was a former footballer and who is well educated
“To have an ex-football player on board is not a bad idea.”
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