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For the second time in a week, American owners of a Premier League club have acted swiftly to protect their investment by sacking a manager.Levien subsequently sold his stake in the basketball team, moving more heavily into football as managing general partner of Major League Soccer team DC United before forming part of the consortium that paid 110 million pounds with partner Steve Kaplan for a 68 percent controlling interest in Swansea City last July.Investment from across the Atlantic has flowed steadily into British football of late with six of the Premier League's 20 clubs now listed as having at least one American owner, with Manchester United (the Glazer family), Liverpool (John Henry), Arsenal (Stan Kroenke) and Sunderland (Ellis Short) forming an elite subgroup inside the world's richest league.
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