Chaos reigns in Neuchatel – Bulat Chagaev's reign as the owner of Neuchatel Xamax is turning into one of the biggest soap operas in the relatively serene world of Swiss football. Sackings, fan disputes, fraud allegations, court battles, visa issues and lots more in just six months at the helm have made the Chechen as one of the most controversial people to ever own a football club.
Notorious owner feared by players – Career criminal and paramilitary leader Arkan took over Serb club FK Obilic in June 1996 and, under his leadership, led the previously unheralded club to their one and only Yugoslav league title in their first season in the top flight. A book called "How Football Explains the World'"claims Arkan threatened players on opposing teams if they scored against Obilic, while he recruited army veterans to chant threats inside the stadium. One of the most feared men of the 20th century, Arkan was assassinated in 2000 before facing charges of crimes against humanity.