Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS’ running of Nice is set to remain independent despite the British billionaire buying a 25 per cent stake and taking sporting control of Manchester United.


The deal between Ratcliffe and the Glazer family was announced on Christmas Eve that will see Ratcliffe own 25 per cent of the club and take sporting control of Manchester United.


The deal is expected to be ratified by the Premier League in the next four to six weeks and Ratcliffe is set to bring in sweeping changes in the way the sporting side is run in the coming months.




There have been question marks over how Ratcliffe’s investment in Manchester United will affect his running of French club Nice in the future.


But according to French sports daily L’Equipe, Nice and their officials are insistent that they will remain independent of Manchester United.



Following a few structural changes behind the scenes, Nice are doing much better this season and are sitting second in Ligue 1.


It has been claimed that Nice are not set to become a breeding ground for Manchester United.



The French club will remain autonomous and will be functioning independently of Manchester United.


It remains to be seen how negotiations could go if Manchester United act on their interest in Nice players such as Jean-Claire Todibo and Khephren Thuram.