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Sugar not so sweet on current state of football

Ex-Tottenham chairman Lord Alan Sugar has criticised the way most football clubs are run. With Portsmouth fighting a winding-up order, Sugar believes it is time for the beautiful game to get its house in order, reports The Sun.

He said: "The problem is the irresponsible manner in which all clubs are run - not just Portsmouth.

"They are spending far too much money, 90 per cent of their income is spent on players and players' salaries.

"It's something that should have been nipped in the bud years ago.

"Cristiano Ronaldo was sold for £80million by Manchester United to Real Madrid. God forbid he got run over by the No36 bus in Madrid - he'd be worth nothing.

"That's how vulnerable football is."

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