Chris Blackhurst

Chris Blackhurst


Chris Blackhurst is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost financial journalists and commentators, writing across a broad range of subjects.

He was Editor of The Independent from 2011 to 2013. Previously, he was City Editor of the Evening Standard.

He has written the main interview with a leading business or political figure for Management Today, the leading business monthly magazine, for the past 22 years, and has contributed to numerous other magazines and publications, as well as appearing regularly on television and radio and making public speeches.

He has received several awards from the British Press Awards and the London Press Club, as well as TSB Financial Journalist of the Year and Business Journalist of the Year.

His acclaimed Too Big To Jail on HSBC and the Mexican drug cartels was published by Macmillan in 2022. It has been optioned for a TV series by JK Media.

His The World's Biggest Cash Machine, the story of the Glazer's acquisition and running of Manchester United was published in October 2023.

Chris Blackhurst

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The World's Biggest Cash Machine by Chris Blackhurst

Manchester United’s supporters span the globe and cross generations. But, with few exceptions, they are united in their anger with the American family who bought their club in 2005, plunging it into record levels of debt. The Glazers’ reign has become synonymous with the financialization of football, and has coincided with fan protests and a decline of Manchester United’s fortunes on the pitch . . . if not on the balance sheet.

But what defines this secretive family, and do these astute businessmen deserve the opprobrium they receive? In this captivating account, informed by interviews with key figures behind the scenes, journalist and commentator Chris Blackhurst charts the gripping story of the world’s biggest football club – as well as exploring the wider transformation of the Premier League into a playground for billionaire owners.

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      The World's Biggest Cash Machine
      Too Big To Jail