Thaksin Offers To Step Down To Save City’s ReputationBy: Rob | August 23rd, 2008
Human Rights specialist Thaksin Shinawatra has offered his resignation, from Manchester City while he tries to find a way to legally stay connected to the club. Shinawatra is on the run from the Thai government who have decided they are going to put him to trial anyway, whether he’s there or not. If he’s found guilty, he’ll be blacklisted under the FA’s “fit and healthy” rules.
‘If you need me to resign from this football club because it will serve the needs of the Premier League, I’m fine with that’
Shinawatra is quoted in the Guardian. According the paper he is keen to stay in some role at the club, and the Eastlands side is looking into ways that he can bankroll the club without breaking the Premier League rules. No good if the Thai government freeze his accounts and take all his money off him really.
The owner has been told not to come to Man City’s matches in the near future, for his own saftey.