Focus on Neuchatel Xamax

Chagaev has Xamax on road to ruin

August 5, 2011
By Andy Brassell
(Archive)
If you thought English football was alone in struggling to design an effective fit-and-proper-persons test, think again. In eastern France, 78 years of professional football in Alsace has just come to an end under the bizarre reign of Strasbourg president Jafar Hilali, a man whose rampant arrogance brought the club that won the 1979 French title to its knees. Some 165 miles south, in the Swiss town of Neuchatel, a similarly insatiable ego is causing concern over the future of Xamax.

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