I raised this similar question recently in this thread. I'm not an expert on the different ownership groups in the EPL, let alone Europe, but if i look just at the PL, what owners are there that we'd rather have? Unless an oil sheikh is what we want, who else in the league would we prefer as owners?
I would say Abramovic and Mansour are the benchmark for the EPL. For years people said Roman would pack it in when he got bored but it never happened. He bankrolled the club for many years and has now reverted to a more conservative approach more in keeping with FSP whilst delivering trophies every couple of years. Mansour will be looked on in a similar light in 5-6 years I suspect.
As for FSG, if you look at their tenure as a whole I'm still underwhelmed.
However, the last couple of years have been much better.
- Obviously signing Klopp was the most important decision they got right
- the scouting team is also in very good hands. Between them and Klopp we haven't really got a transfer wrong in the last 2-3 years and have hit BIG on several (there is lies the reason for our current performance)
- the transfers of Alison, VVD and Keita showed that they finally realised we have to compete with the Big Boys financially to have a chance. HOWEVER it's important not to forget that these deals were preceded by a huge fee for Coutinho and the fact Klopp's prior net spend the previous couple of seasons was very low. We have yet to see whether this was FSG splashing the cash as a one off or whether they will sustain the approach of competing for the best players. If it's the latter we're in a good place but time will tell.
- and they have delivered on the stadium. Given the amount of false dawns we saw under previous regimes this should be commended.