Disgraced former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore will learn tomorrow (Thursday) whether he is to face exclusion from football as well as motor sport.
Briatore’s other great sporting passion is football. Since February 2008 he has been a DIrector and major shareholder of Queens Park Rangers, along with Bernie Ecclestone and minority shareholder Lakshmi Mittal. Briatore is also chairman of QPR Holdings, the holding company of the club.
But according to Football League rules an individual cannot be a director or hold a majority interest in a club if they are banned from another sport’s governing body.
The BBC quotes Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney as saying, “We have a board meeting and have at least a couple of fit-and-proper person issues which we will address.
“I would like to come out of the board meeting with settled policies in general terms which we can apply to future cases that need to be addressed.”
Briatore has clearly brought as much colour and controversy to the football world as he has to F1. Earlier this year, after yet another manager was ousted, Briatore was forced to deny that he interfered in picking the team,
“I never once told Paulo (Sousa), or any other coach for that matter, which team to pick,” said Briatore.