Amir Khan drops his dad from team management
LONDON (92 News) – Amir Khan has on Tuesday dropped his dad as part of his overhaul of his management team following the savage rift which has threatened to tear his family apart.
The roles of his father Shah as his manager, his uncle Taz Khan as his consultant and Saj Mohammed, his lifelong best friend and best man at his wedding, as his assistant have ended.
This has been a difficult process for Khan and he says: ‘I have had to grow up and take control of my own life.’
Shah has been with Khan throughout his amateur and professional career, famously wearing a Union Jack waistcoat at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and was his manager.
But he criticized Khan’s wife Faryal in the bitter and very public row between her and his family, and the former world champion felt he needed to take a step back.
“I love my family to bits, but my business is boxing and I’ll have a different team to do that.
“My dad, my mum, I respect them. I want a family relationship with them rather than a business relationship. They’ll be at my next fight hopefully. I will invite them. “When you mix the two it can get a bit difficult. That’s why I want to keep them separate.”