Chairman Michelle Kang, a Korean-American female entrepreneur, took the first step to create a women’s soccer version, ‘City Football Group’.카지노사이트
The Associated Press announced on the 17th that Michelle Kang, owner of the Washington Spirit of the American Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), signed a contract with Washington to lead a ‘multi-club corporation’ that owns the prestigious French Olympique Lyonnais Feminine.
According to the contract between Chairman Kang, OL Group, which owns Lyon, and Eagle Football Holdings, the largest shareholder of OL Group, a separate football corporation consisting of Washington and Lyon will be newly established.
And Chairman Kang will become the largest shareholder and CEO of the corporation. Chairman Kang is in effect taking over Lyon.
She also joins the board of directors of OL Group, where she shares a stake in the new corporation.
The contract is subject to approval by the NWSL Secretariat, and all procedures are expected to be completed by the end of June, the Associated Press predicted.
Chairman Kang already attended the women’s French Cup final held on the 13th and lifted the championship trophy with Lyon Feminine players.
Chairman Kang said she plans to take over clubs in other countries through the new corporation.
She is saying that she will grow into a global soccer company like City Football Group and Red Bull Football in men’s soccer.
City Football Group has about 10 clubs under its umbrella, including Man City, Melbourne City (Australia), Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan), and Girona (Spain). Bulls), Brazil (Braganchinu), and Germany (Leipzig), and are developing professional football business in four countries.
Chairman Kang made a statement and said, “This contract is an important step forward in the history of women’s professional football.” This combination will usher women’s football into a new era.”
Chairman Kang is the founder and CEO of Cognosante LLC, a public sector healthcare consulting firm.
After studying at Sogang University in 1981, he went on to study abroad and served as vice chairman and general manager of Northrop Grumman Infotech, a global defense company. In 2008, he founded Cognosant in Falls Church, Virginia.
Chairman Kang has jointly owned the Washington club with Bill Lynch and Steve Baldwin since 2020, and in February of last year acquired all the shares and became the owner.
Lyon Feminine is the strongest team in Europe with the most UWCL titles.
However, according to the Requipe report last month, it has suffered from management difficulties, recording a deficit of 12 million euros (approximately 17.48 billion won).
Meanwhile, the OL Group has been operating OL Lane, an NWSL club, and decided to sell OL Lane due to a conflict of interest according to this contract with Chairman Kang.