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City Cuts Last Thai With Thaksin Shinawatra

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Manchester City Football Club has dismissed Thaksin Shinawatra from his position as the clubs honorary president.

According to the Guardian, ADUG took the decision after high-level talks took place last week in an effort to distance themselves from the ex-Thailand president's predicament.

The Guardian reads...

The new owner, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, concluded that it would be 'inappropriate' to allow Thaksin to continue holding such a prominent position and that the former prime minister of Thailand should become the first high-profile casualty of their reign.

Thaksin, who accepted the position when he sold the club to ADUG last September, has been on the run, spending time in the Middle East, China and the Bahamas, since his UK visa was cancelled in November.

His current whereabouts are a mystery to City but the club's executive chairman, Garry Cook, managed to get a message to the 59-year-old, via intermediaries, before the 1-0 defeat of Middlesbrough on Saturday. Thaksin's name was subsequently removed from the match-day programme and has also been taken off the club's ­website as well as various places inside the stadium.


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Date:Tuesday February 10 2009

Time: 10:58PM

Your Comments

End of an era. Goodbye and thanks for everything Frank.
Tudor
None of this would be possible without Frank. Dodgy history or not he resurrected my club and I'll always be grateful for that.
fifthcolumnblue
Goodbye and thanks for everything Frank, But really with Mr.Thaksin I hate to enter to Manchester City page in News Now site !! There was in each hour ten Policy news & only one in sport . :)
city 81
Me too! Mr Shinawatra could have invested his money in many other fields, but chose to come to City's rescue and, I think, to care for our Club. All true fans should be glad that he did, when few others were seriously interested.
Olebluey
Love him or hate him he did start the resurrection of our club and for that we should thank him.
Doody
Thanks 540,000,000,000 (540 billion) Franky baby.
jackblue
Living in Thaksins' part of the world i can tell you that this guy is like a god to many of the poor people. When he took over the club the number of Thais' who started to wear City shirts (copies) was unbelievable.
Thaibluefan
I think we will all be eternally grateful for turning our prospects around. He was the beginning of the City revolution and honourary president or not, will always be honoured for his part in City's history.
eighthsin
I wonder if they will buy out his part ownership of the club? Frank you sold it to the best thank you.
Buzz Lightyear
thanks Frank.......if not for you....we would be where we are now......
lincolnblue
We were staring into the abyss post Pearce. Sure fire relegation certs. The rest is history. I wonder where he is now?
Johnny Baguette
Basically all we're grateful to Thaksin for is his money right? Of which he didn't have as much as he said. Weren't we simply a PR stunt/business investment to him? Have we forgotten how he treated SGE, the end of season tour to Thailand, used two of our younger players in publicity stunts to big himself up, put his family on the board? I put it to you that TS probably couldn't give a s**t about City.
kennyclementstache
That may be true Kenny, we will never know, but as we all have said if it wasn't for him we wouldn't be where we are now. Thanks Frank for everything
alphieblues
Had it not been for Franky i doubt very much the club would now be in the hands of the current owners....it was his contacts that have seen us rise to become a force in world football instead of avoiding the drop every year.
belfastblue
For a shady business man, corrupt poliction he was a likeable character and he took a chance a city when many others wouldnt touch us. What chairman would rent the city centre/ town hall, provide entertainment, feed the fans and sing blue moon infont of thousands.He did a good job, though i disagree with the way he threated sven. Thanks for everything frank, all the best pal
enzo city
Met Frank at the Bolton game last season. I think he loved the fans passion and was genuine in his desire to improve City.
Bluemorg
Still no offical news on this story
Buzz Lightyear
 

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