As Amanda Staveley leads the Newcastle United takeover, football fans have taken an interest in Staveley’s husband, Mehrdad Ghodoussi, as he tweeted about the new venture.
Newcastle takeover complete
Amanda Staveley is just one of the names involved in the Newcastle United takeover that finally completed on 7 October 2021. Her company, PCP Capital Partners, alongside RB Sports & Media and Saudi Arabia-based majority shareholder Public Investment Fund (PIF) have acquired the Premier League football team for about £305 million, as reported by Reuters.
Staveley’s husband, Mehrdad Ghodoussi, tweeted in light of the venture to thank Newcastle fans for their support:
“Just want to say a huge thank you to this incredible city #Newcastle and to the beautiful fans of Newcastle United. We are excited to go on this journey with you. A big thank you to ChiOnwurah We look forward to building a special bond with you all.”
It has been less than a day since the takeover completed and Ghodoussi already seems to be well-liked by the legions of Newcastle United football fans, so here’s everything we know about him.
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Who is Mehrdad Ghodoussi?
Ghodoussi is an Iranian-born businessman who has been married to Staveley since 2011. The pair held their wedding at West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire.
Born in 1971, Ghodoussi works as managing partner of PCP Capital Partners.
The couple have one child, born in 2014, and split their time between their properties in Dubai and London.
Other than that, not much else is known about the financier. He does have Twitter and Instagram accounts but his Instagram is set to private and he only joined Twitter in April 2020, which he primarily uses to share information about football.
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What is Amanda Staveley’s net worth?
The 48-year-old now owns 10% of Newcastle United and is reported to have a net worth of £110 million.
In 2008, Staveley and PCP worked with Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi to invest £3.5 billion in Barclay’s Bank, which earned the company a £110 million commission.
They also worked on the purchase of Manchester City that year for £210 million, where Staveley banked £10 million.
Newcastle United fans are rightly excited about the future of their club under the new owners. The good times are on their way.