Tom Cannon

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Tom Cannon
Born 1945
Liverpool
Occupation Professor of Strategic Development, University of Liverpool Management School
Nationality British
Subjects Business Theorem
Football Finances

www.ideopolis.info
For jockey and trainer, see Tom Cannon, Sr..

Tom Cannon is Professor of Strategic Development at the University of Liverpool Management School.[1] He is considered to be an expert on Sports finance, economics and business notably professional sports like soccer, F1, cricket, rugby (both codes), tennis, horse-racing, American football and is often featured on Sky Sports, BBC and Bloomberg giving his insight on sports events. Tom is a member of the University of Liverpool's Football Industry Group and he teaches on their Football Industries MBA (FIMBA) programme. He is also Chief Executive of Idepolis International, a Liverpool based company. He has written over 20 books and 100 academic papers.

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He is a supporter of Everton. In 1994, he was part of a consortium dubbed The Manchester Consortium by the Liverpool Echo and rival consortium bidder Peter Johnson. The consortium included several Liverpool-born Manchester-based Evertonians and was headed by Bill Kenwright with help from builder Arthur Abercromby.

The consortium missed out on purchasing the club due to Kenwright's reluctance to force the issue during a board room meeting. Peter Johnson later stated he was ready to outbid Cannon's consortium by a further £10 million.

Cannon was elected a special advisor to the board at the club's AGM in 2007 whilst Kenwright was Chairman.


Despite this, Cannon was quoted outside his home stating: "I actually support the Albion."

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