Former Fulham owner Mohamed Al-Fayed remains ‘in good health‘ and is still involved in sporting projects, his family have revealed today.
Responding to an enquiry from French press outlet RMC Sport, Al-Fayed’s son, Karim – himself a former Fulham vice chairman – said that his father, now 92, ‘he has no health problems’ and retains ‘good connections’ with Fulham after selling the club to American billionaire Shahid Khan in the summer of 2013. He is now ‘now the founder of Lonely Rock Sports Management, a management company for the football market between Brazil and Europe. The supervised players are between 14 and 18 years old, are currently in Brazilian clubs and will be offered to clubs in Europe.’
Al-Fayed, long a controversial figure in British society, bought Fulham in 1997 and facilitated the club’s rapid rise through the English football pyramid. While he courted further controversy by coming close to selling Craven Cottage and installing a statue of Michael Jackson, the Egyptian established the Whites as a force in English football’s top flight, returned the club to their historic home and memorably saw Fulham reach the Europa League final in 2010 under Roy Hodgson.