A recurring theme of yesterday’s press conference, apparently called to confirm Slavisa Jokanovic’s dismissal and the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as manager, was the importance club officials occupy on the UW network; a set of teams, established by owner HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, which also includes Beerschot, Chateauroux, Kerala United and Al-Hilal United.
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Indeed, as President Yusuf Giansiracusa has indicated that the UW is at the heart of the “strategic vision” that motivated Jokanovic’s departure, the organization’s leading figure, Abdullah Alghamdi, has also been invited to take the lead. speech during the unveiling of Heckingbottom.
The “synergy” identified by Giansiracusa as one of its “three central pillars” could now extend to clothing with the possibility of Adidas or one of its rivals being asked to provide clothing for each side under the umbrella. UW.
One factor that could influence the outcome of these discussions is the way in which the German multinational’s payments to its customers are organized. The first European sportswear company and the second in the world, they prefer to distribute them during a contract. However, smaller companies, such as Errea and Lotto, may be inclined to enter into âinitial loadâ deals in order to increase their market share.
Errea, whose headquarters are located just outside the Italian city ââof Parma, currently working with Queens Park Rangers, Walsall and Milton Keynes Dons.
Since Adidas and its biggest competitor Nike are also popular fashion brands, the lure of partnering with a company willing to pay an immediate lump sum must be weighed against the potential loss in sales associated with d ‘other casual wear bearing the club emblem.
United extended their relationship with Adidas last summer, posting A declaration qualifying the quality of the products offered as “exceptional”.