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Lion rampant

“Aston Villa is like a lion in sleep”

Recon Group CEO Xia attends a news conference in Beijing

Tony Xia discusses his purchase of the 142 year-old English football club, after his Chinese firm Recon Group finalised its $101 million purchase on Monday. “We hope to wake this lion through changes in management and operations,” he added. For more background on Xia, see WiC326.


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