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Sajmo1 3:29 Thu Oct 28
Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Telegraph

Daniel Kretinsky to propose West Ham partnership with Sparta Prague

Kretinsky is negotiating the purchase of a minority stake in West Ham and has co-owned the Czech club for 17 years

By Sam Wallace,

Daniel Kretinsky, the Czech billionaire negotiating the purchase of a 27 per cent stake in West Ham, will propose a partnership between the club and Sparta Prague which he has co-owned for 17 years, as a potential player development line for the Premier League side.

West Ham have already acquired three Czech internationals in the last two seasons, although none of Tomas Soucek, Vlad Coufal or loanee Alex Kral have come from Sparta who started the weekend in joint second position in the Czech First League. Kretinsky appointed the former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky as Sparta’s sporting director in 2018 and the 103-cap Czech international is understood to be a key advisor to the billionaire investor who spends a lot of time in London.

As the chairman of Sparta he attends games in person when he is in Prague as well as board meetings. Kretinsky, 45, owns 40 per cent of the club with the remaining 60 per cent owned by the central European investment group J&T Finance Group which is controlled by his business associate Patrik Tkac. Although Kretinsky is currently in negotiations for just a 27 per cent stake of the club, from the 86 per cent of West Ham controlled by David Sullivan and minority partner David Gold, it is possible he could eventually move for full control.

Ten per cent of West Ham is owned by the US billionaire Albert Smith who acquired his stake in 2017 from the club’s former Icelandic owners. An agreement which earns a percentage of any sale price of West Ham for the taxpayer, as part of the terms under which the club lease the publicly-owned London Stadium, expires in March 2023.

Should Kretinsky take full control of West Ham he would have to relinquish his stake in Sparta Prague were both clubs to compete in the same Uefa competitions. Sparta have been a regular in the Europa League in recent years. West Ham qualified for the same competition last season and are currently progressing well in the group stages. Uefa only permit individuals to control one club in their competitions in any given season.

As an investor, Kretinsky has built up stakes in Sainsbury’s and Royal Mail. He has a 49 per cent stake in French newspaper Le Monde as well as a 5% stake at US department store Macy’s.
He owns 10.3% ownership of Footlocker and 10% of Sainsbury’s.

The Czech Republic’s richest man, his moniker of the “Czech sphinx” is not one that is used in his home country. He regards West Ham, valued at around £600 million, as the most realistic option to invest in a upwardly mobile Premier League club with the big six out of reach of even a billionaire of his resources.

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Manuel 3:27 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Just read his comments in the ES. Okay, some, or even all of that, may have been written for him, but I liked how it read. A football club is so much more than 3 points on a Saturday afternoon. Being prominent in the community is massively important imo.

Manuel 3:21 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Just read his comments in the ES. Okay, some, or even all of that, may have been written for him, but I liked how it read. A football club is so much more than 3 points on a Saturday afternoon. Being prominent in the community is massively important imo.

Manuel 3:13 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Reading between the lines it wasn't exactly hard to see that this agreement would be in place. This fella aint the type who would be happy being a number 2 at a club indefinitely.

Johnson 12:45 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Hammer and Pickle 10:09 Fri Nov 26

You’re just rambling now.

On The Ball 12:41 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
*nobble

On The Ball 12:40 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
The Stoat 12:28 Sat Nov 27

Nah, that's just scaremongering. He'll have been well aware of that before he bought into WH - I'm sure he'll sell Sparta if he does decide to buy the Club in full. Why would he knobble both Clubs?

On The Ball 12:38 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Texas Iron 11:07 Fri Nov 26

So slightly different soundbites? Yeah, what a cunt he is.

The Stoat 12:28 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Worrying

https://www.hammers.news/columnist/uefa-confirm-west-ham-or-sparta-prague-face-european-ban-if-daniel-kretinsky-completes-full-hammers-takeover/

Texas Iron 12:19 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Lido
No he didn’t

Read them again…he missed some key bits

ludo21 12:12 Sat Nov 27
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
....which is basically what he did say.

Texas Iron 11:07 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
OTB…

Great club..superb loyal fans…historic achievements…

Will build on these strengths to achieve new higher targets and provide best football on the pitch and contribute to local community…

We will provide A fan focused environment true to our values and always in an interactive and transparent manner at all times…and always deliver value for money to fans and the community…

🤠🤠🤠🤠

swindon hammer 11:01 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Johnson,

whenever there is a takeover thread I think of you because of how fucking stupid you sounded desperately trying to find positives in PAI that weren’t there.

The fact you wanted them to own the club despite all indications that it would be a negative for the club means that any opinion you have concerning West Ham should be discarded or not taken seriously.

Bosh!

Side of Ham 10:22 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
All this new bloke has said is basically we are not going to sign cunty, lazy, Charlie big bollocks, egos on large wedge that will upset the good team spirit we have going......that is now our club ethos......under Moyes's stewardship......

ludo21 10:21 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
What the last three years or so has shown is that how much money you spend has next to no relation to the quality of player that you get in... it basically boils down to hard work behind the scenes with good scouting, coaching and a big slice of luck.

Moyes has started by putting a great team of coaches and a recruitment team in place which has a good track record. The Academy also seems to be in good hands... our new investor obviously recognises that this is the way forward so hopefully we can continue on the current trajectory.

Hammer and Pickle 10:09 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Piss off O'Cone - everyone on here knows your game is all about putting the club down whatever the opportunity. Of course the Daves are cunts and a perfect excuse but once they're gone you'll just find another target, as is happening right now.

On The Ball 10:06 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
What should he have said then, Tex?

Johnson 10:02 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
Hammer and Pickle 9:32 Fri Nov 26

Again, what the hell are you going on about? Did you not see my post saying it is excellent news?

Or have you made up in your booze addled brain that I have posted that this is not excellent news?

Texas Iron 9:37 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
As I stated from the Czech…

"Improving the quality of the squad is great, of course, but we prefer a gradual way that preserves and protects the ethos of the club and its values, including team spirit.”

Nice words…carefully chosen…but basically little new player money…

Wrapped up in nice con-words …

🥸🥸

El Scorchio 9:37 Fri Nov 26
Re: The end is nigh for GSB?
Westside 9:18

So an absolutely fucking enormous one then! Laughing all the way to the bank. I am sure.

Hammer and Pickle 9:32 Fri Nov 26
Re: Daniel Kretinsky Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.
So O'Cone, make up your mind - is Kretinsky's commitment excellent news or rather not as you would obviously prefer to present it?

Westside 9:18 Fri Nov 26
Re: The end is nigh for GSB?
How much profit do they stand to make?


They bought their shareholdings in the club for £86 million.

There was the £30 million pound rights issue last year, which would have increased the cost of their holding (86% of £30 million, £26 million). So £112 million investment.

Profit will be sale price they get, less their investment, less the Olympic Stadium "levy"

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