S1E157: Former Valencia president Anil Murthy on his exit, Peter Lim and 'Audio-gate'

  • 29 Jun 2022

Synopsis: Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times tackles the talking points in Singapore sport. In this episode, ST sports correspondent David Lee chats with former Valencia president Anil Murthy about his highs and lows running the Spanish football club. The Singaporean was Valencia president for five out of the eight tumultuous seasons under Singaporean tycoon Peter Lim. While they won a King's Cup in 2019 and qualified for the Champions League thrice, there was also a high turnover of managers and players. And in May 2022, Murthy also left the club under a shroud of controversy. Highlights (click/tap above): 00:40 Audio-leaks: What was actually said 03:24  Death threats led to Anil's resignation, not sacking 05:56  Why is there animosity towards the club's Singapore leadership? 07:27  No football experience, no problem? 11:00  Anil on his relationship with Peter Lim Produced by: David Lee (davidlee@sph.com.sg) & ST Video Team Edited by: Pax Pang Follow ST Sports Talk Podcast episodes every second and fourth Wednesday of the month: Channel: https://str.sg/JWRE Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRa Spotify: https://str.sg/JW6N Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JX88 SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow David Lee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stdavidlee Read his stories: https://www.straitstimes.com/authors/david-lee --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wuJa The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: https://str.sg/wuZ2 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wuZB Invisible Asia: https://str.sg/wuZn --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check: https://str.sg/JWaN In Your Opinion: https://str.sg/w7Qt Your Money & Career: https://str.sg/wB2m SG Extra: https://str.sg/wukR #PopVultures: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This!: https://str.sg/JWas The Big Story: https://str.sg/wuZe Lunch With Sumiko: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #sportstalk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.