It appears that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s impending partial takeover of Manchester United is eagerly anticipated, with the finalization expected within the next six weeks.
While some club decisions can be made in the interim, certain aspects of business will have to wait until the takeover is fully executed.
Sir Jim is viewed as a potential savior, and his decisions are likely to face intense scrutiny from a fan base weary of the Glazer family’s influence over the club’s heritage.
In a move likely to resonate positively with Old Trafford faithful, Football Insider reports that Sir Jim has already made a significant decision—halting the payment of dividends for the next three years.
This means that the Glazers won’t be able to divert more funds from United into their personal accounts during this period.
Decisions regarding the playing staff, the manager, and funding for the first team will be equally crucial for supporters who are eager to see tangible evidence before passing judgment on the new regime.
However, the move to suspend dividends indicates that Sir Jim is starting off on the right foot.