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29 April 2024 - 3:11 PM

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IMAGO | Ferencvaros displayed a tifo before their UEFA Europa League game against Celtic FC on 4th November 2021

Navigating expectations: Ferencvaros CEO strives for greater European success amidst financial realities

  • Last weekend, Ferencvaros clinched their sixth consecutive title in Hungary. CEO Pál Orosz is striving for further growth while also advocating for a dose of realism among the fervent supporters.
  • "You have to uphold your principles and never display any sign of weakness." Reflecting on a significant confrontation with the club's most ardent Ultras a few years back, Pál Orosz elucidates why they needed to reshape the matchday culture.
  • Why it matters: Ferencvaros and Hungary boast a storied legacy in European football, with past triumphs and finals. Despite a period of decline, both the national side and clubs are resurging towards the summit.
  • The perspective: Maintaining dominance in a smaller or medium-sized league presents challenges when aspiring to European success. Strong domestic competition is essential. Ferencvaros are exploring the possibility of establishing a new league.

"I didn't hesitate for a moment. My answer was a resounding yes."

When the President of Ferencvaros approached Pál Orosz in the winter of 2011 with the opportunity to become CEO of the multisports club’s football department, there was only one response: an unequivocal "Yes."

The scenario faced by Pál Orosz echoes the experiences of heirs to family businesses worldwide. Just as it was customary two decades ago f

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