SEE The Foreign Owners Of All The Premier League Clubs [MUST LOOK]

GRIDIRON boss Shahid Khan last night became the latest foreign owner in the Premier League Billionaires’ Row.

Khan wrapped up a £150million buy-out of former Harrods chief Mohamed Fayed to take control at Craven Cottage.

The Pakistan-born car-parts tycoon, who is also top man at NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars, joins NINE other non-British owners in the top flight.

And to help Khan, 62, settle in, we have put together a guide to his fellow foreign supremos.

 


Arsenal — Stan Kroenke, USA

 

WARM WELCOME ... but Stan has not received blanket support

WARM WELCOME … but Stan has not received blanket support

SILENT Stan owns 67 per cent of Arsenal — but is locked in a multi-national power battle with Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who wants a greater say in club affairs.

They both could be on the way out though with a mega-money Arab consortium thought to be weighing up a £1.5bn takeover bid.

Like Khan, Kroenke is a big noise in US sport and also owns NFL side St Louis Rams.

 


Aston Villa — Randy Lerner, USA

 

LERNING CURVE ... owner, far right, checks in on Villa training

LERNING CURVE … owner, far right, checks in on Villa training

LERNER has seen Villa slip from top-four contenders to relegation fodder since Martin O’Neill walked out in protest in 2010.

The New York-born former Cleveland Browns owner has shelled out nearly£300MILLION in his Villa stay.

 


Cardiff City — Vincent Tan, Malaysia

 

VIN BONUS ... it's a red-letter day for Tan as Cardiff seal promotion

VIN BONUS … it’s a red-letter day for Tan as Cardiff seal promotion

TAN sparked fan fury when he switched City’s traditional blue kit in 2012 — due to a superstition in his native Malaysia.

He also changed the club’s nickname from Bluebirds to Red Dragons. But the gamblepaid off and the Welsh side stormed to the Championship title last term.

 


Chelsea — Roman Abramovich, Russia

 

FAN-KS A MILLION ... supporters greet Rom following 2003 takeover

FAN-KS A MILLION … supporters greet Rom following 2003 takeover

OLIGARCH was the original overseas sugar daddy when he bought out Ken Bates ten years ago,

Red Rom transformed Chelski into Premier League title winners but has come under fire for revolving-door managerial policy.

 


Hull City — Assem Allam, Egypt

 

HULL OF A GUY ... Allam, left, is presented with chairman Russell Bartlett and son Ehab after buying City

HULL OF A GUY … Allam, left, is presented with chairman Russell Bartlett and son Ehab after buying City

ALLAM took the reigns at Hull in 2010 with the club leaking money following relegation from the Premier League.

The manufacturing magnate, who fled his native Egypt in 1968, pumped £36million into the Tigers to stave off administration — and last year got his reward as the club sealed a return to the top flight.

 


Liverpool — John W Henry, USA

 

TOP OF THE KOPS ... Henry, right, watches on with wife Linda Pizzuti

TOP OF THE KOPS … Henry, right, watches on with wife Linda Pizzuti

YANK Henry, head of the Fenway Sports Group, is another mogul with teams both sides of the pond.

The Liverpool owner is also in charge of the Boston Red Sox and took control from Anfield’s hated Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett in 2010.

Split fan opinion when he pushed legend Kenny Dalglish towards the Kop exit door in May 2012.

 


Manchester City — Sheikh Mansour, Abu Dhabi

 

Sheikh Mansour

MIDDLE EASTLANDS … Sheikh Mansour greets City fans on his first trip to the Etihad

ARAB Royal changed Premier League forever when he bought City from ex-Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Mansour’s family is thought to be SIXTY times more wealthy than Roman Abramovich.

And he flexed that financial muscle to deliver a first Premier League crown to City in 2012 — and transform the Etihad side into permanent title contenders.

 


Manchester United — Malcolm Glazer, USA

 

Malcolm Glazer

SIGN OF THE TIMES … United faithful protest against Glazer regime in 2010

AMERICAN’S debt-laden 2005 takeover has left Glazer one of the most hated owners in English football history.

Yet vicious fan protests were toned down last season as United cantered to a 20th Premier League title

 


Sunderland — Ellis Short, USA

 

Ellis Short

SHORT PHEWS … Ellis partied with fans after relief of Prem survival

POPULAR American owner Short downed drinks with fans after Sunderland beat the drop earlier this year.

Greeted the President of Tanzania last month wearing a badge with the acronym FTM — an anti-Newcastle jibe standing for ‘F*** the Mags’.

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