Jean-Pierre Rivère

Speaking on the show Gym Tonic, OGC Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivère revealed that he has “no problem” with the club’s owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, purchasing Manchester United.

Ratcliffe also bid to buy Chelsea last season, but Rivère has said that he is ambivalent to rumours linking the INEOS and Nice owner to the purchase of Manchester United.

In the interview, transcribed by Foot Mercato, he said, “Jim has the means to buy Manchester United, who is the club of his heart, but Jim, who lives on the Côte d’Azur, loves OGC Nice. He wants to grow this club to which he is attached. The big difference with other sports is financial fair play. At Nice, we have very few receipts, we aren’t Marseille or Lyon or Paris. We have to make the club grow.”

He continued, “We can’t invest all the money that we would wish. I don’t know if Jim will buy Manchester United, but if Nice is the second club after Manchester United, I don’t have any problem with that.”


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