Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan becomes Bournemouth part owner as American businessman takes over


bournemouth The Black Knight Football Club, led by American businessman Bill Foley, hired Hollywood actor Michael B. Jordan has taken over the deal with a minority ownership group, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.

Bournemouth said Foley, chairman of Fidelity National Financial and owner of the National Hockey League outfit Vegas Golden Knights, has been joined by a number of partners including Kanne Holdings Inc and other investors for a 50.1% interest.

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“Bill is committed to increasing investment in Bournemouth’s first team as well as the academy and fan experience at the Vitality Stadium,” the club said in a statement.

He said plans are underway to start construction of a state-of-the-art training center and increase financial commitment for the women’s team and girls’ teams.

Former owner Maxim Demin assumed full ownership of the club in 2019 after acquiring an initial stake.

The club, which is 14th in the Premier League with 16 points from 15 games, sacked Scott Parker as manager in August before naming interim boss Gary O’Neill as his replacement last month .

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