The arrival of the new owner has been read for weeks now, but it has now become certain based on the club’s press conference on Monday, where participants reported several changes. According to the announcement of László Papp, the mayor of Debrecen, a three-year contract has now been signed between NSE, the city and the association, in which NSE Kft. Has undertaken to operate the club for three years.
He added that the company is currently buying 13 per cent of the club and then at the end of the year, if all goes well, it could get a majority stake in DVSC. The city does not want to sell for the 24 percent stake, the mayor said.
According to Lajos Kósa
“We made the decision on Sunday: there will be a change of guard at DVSC Futball Zrt., The new chairman of the board is Ike Thierry Zaengel. The goal is for Loki to be a participant in the European Cup, in a way that is essentially still based on home-grown players. There is no way to fill the frame with a legionary force. An important goal remains to increase the number of viewers, doubling, but best tripling. ”
At the same time, the members of the Board of Directors of DVSC Zrt. Were named: Balázs Ticz, Roy Charles Henry, Miklós Szabó and András Sásdi. Company manager: Balázs Makray.
NSE Sport Invest Kft. Was registered by the court of registration with a share capital of HUF 3 million just five days ago. The sole owner and managing director of the company is Thierry Zaengel, of French descent, who is a member of the Noah Group, which has a not-so-bright reputation. Noah Football Group Ltd was entered in the UK Register of Companies on 6 December 2020 in Guilford, a small town south-west of London. Its shareholders are Bagrat Gazarjan and Ruben Gevorgjan.
Thierry Zaengel is most often referred to as a business consultant, a businessman whose main areas of expertise are hotel, entertainment, media and sports investment. Hungary is also unknown to him, as he owns two companies in addition to NSE. One of them is CCI Capital Kft., Based in Csomád, which was founded in 2014 with a share capital of HUF 3 million. Its main activity is business management and other consulting. In 2021, the company closed a slightly weaker year than before, with “only” 50 million going into the cash register instead of sales of more than 100 million, leaving a profit of 14.7 million at the end.
Zaengel’s other interest is ComAdvise Kft., Which was founded in 2010 and operates in Budapest, and its main activity is accounting, auditing and tax expertise. There has been enforcement against the company since 2017, which was launched by NAV. The company has not been engaged in any significant activities for years, as no forint sales revenue has been recorded, it has minimal expenses, but so it closed with a loss of 3,000 forints last year.
The renome is not very bright
Returning to the Noah Group, the company’s reputation is far from bright, having previously appeared among the owners of several football teams and left behind debts and ruins, respectively.
They visited exactly four clubs, the biggest of which was perhaps at Paris FC. Noah Group acquired a minority stake in the French second division club in March this year. The team finished fourth in the league, but lost the first round of the qualifying duel.
Noah also tried in Latvia, they bought themselves Lokomotiv Daugavpils, which is struggling financially. The club was moved to Jurmala and wanted to compete under the name FC Noah Jurmala, but the association withdrew its license before the first match. after that, Noah left and the club disbanded.
A similar fall ended in Germany, where Armenians also arrived at KFC Uerdingen, which is also struggling financially, in Bundesliga III. Noah arrived in January 2021, half a year later the club was relegated to the Regionalliga due to insolvency. The Armenians then got out and the players were sent. The team is currently in the fifth division of German football.
After notable results, Armenians also left Italy after two years to buy ACN Siena, the bankrupt club in Serie C. Thierry Zaengel became the president of the club.
Accumulating loss at Debrecen as well
One of the most obviously common in the listed clubs is the difficult financial situation, which is also the case with the football team in Debrecen. The Kósáék apparently failed to run the planned association model, the local entrepreneurs did not support the team, although the news ran earlier that the local sponsors were away due to the person of the previous owner, Gábor Szima.
Last year, DVSC Futball Zrt. Had sales of HUF 1.1 billion after the previous HUF 930 million. even 118 million in other revenue flowed into the coffers. However, this was not enough to cover the costs, they already showed a large loss at the plant level. The result achieved in financial operations did not improve the situation much either, so the company behind the team closed 2021 with a loss of HUF 335 million, which is almost double the previous year’s minus.