That reports Broadcasting Brabant Thursday night. NAC had actually already been sold to the City Football Group for more than 7 million euros. As an alternative, the local alliance NAC=Breda has now been put forward.
The deal between the major shareholders and the City Football Group had actually already been settled, but permission still had to be obtained from NOAD, the foundation that manages the golden share of NAC. They are the culture guards of the club and have said no to the takeover. There was a lot of resistance among the supporters of the Brabant club, which is currently eighth in the Kitchen Champion Division. In recent weeks, there has been a lot of action against a sale to the City Football Group.
What the hard core of NAC particularly opposed is the fact that CFG is in the hands of a sheik, who would then be in charge of NAC Breda. On paper, CFG is indeed largely owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group, whose president and founder is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. But an American company also has a nice share package. One of the other acquisition candidates for NAC, should CFG pull out at any time, also involves an American company.
The fans in Breda would like to keep their own identity.
A salient detail is that one of the most important directors at CFG, who would be responsible for NAC Breda on the business side, is a Dutchman from below the rivers. Roel de Vries, born in Maastricht, who studied business administration in Groningen and has worked on many continents, watches over the finances as COO (Chief Operational Officer) and would ensure that NAC Breda would obtain financial stability for years after a takeover.