the rumor was obviously spread by Piolis camp.
It was him saying he wasnt interested in any short term deal as a power move because he thinks Clark is totally on his side in all of this...which is probably believable.
I think Clark just wants to buy a winning football franchise by paying top dollar to the guys he views as the best for the job and then totally ignores the team and its workings and has given Pioli full control to act as if he were the owner himself and Pioli has acted like a spoiled child with the power.
I bet Clark couldn't list half the roster.
"You’re out there playing against another man who is basically now trying to take your place and try and make your team lose a game and I’m not having that. I am going to do whatever it takes to protect my island and protect my team, first and foremost.” - Marcus Peters