Exclusive Interview: Ex Granada president wants to retake control of the club

16 December 2020

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Photo: PA Images Granada Club de Futbol player Yangel Herrera celebrates a goal with his teammates during the La Liga Santander match between Granada Club de Futbol and Club Deportivo Alaves at Nuevo los carmenes stadium in Granada.

John Jiang says he expects to return to the management of Granada CF "very soon" in an interview with offthepitch.com.

Club owner DDMC denies it is negotiating with Jiang for his return.

The Chinese marketing executive paid €37 million for the LaLiga club in 2016 but was replaced as president in September.

Jiang has established Hope Group to manage his stakes in two football clubs and investments combining sport with other industries ahead of a predicted football boom in China.

Former Granada CF president Lizhang "John" Jiang wants to return to lead the LaLiga club in the coming months.

In September, Granada made the surprise announcement that the Chinese marketing executive had been replaced as president by Renato Yi. Jiang, who paid the Pozzo family €37 million for a 98.13 per cent stake in the Andalusia club in 2016, was named honorary president.

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