Godfather of Sports Direct: inside the world of Mike Ashley

Sports Direct Debenhams

‘It’s like being part of the family in The Godfather…. You’re either in or you’re out, and when you’re out, you are persona non grata,” quipped a source about the unconventional culture at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire.

There were no horses’ heads for Debenhams directors to wake up to, but Ashley’s ferocious attacks on the department store’s board have not been short of much else; lie-detector tests, calls for their advisers to be jailed, legal threats and hyperbolic complaints of a national scandal all underline his inimitable business style.

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