I haven't got a clue what he is, but right now it looks like he just gives his best mate a bit of cash to help out, no where near major investment.
The annual high interest loans against tv revenues and lack of stadium investment unannounced so far are a glaring clue about Usmanov.
What's he waiting for to show his hand, we have permission to build at BMD, FFP is obsolete for 12 months, he should be out at the front and centre now arms wide open like a Uzbek overlord billionaire Oligarch he is, Thanos style telling everyone I'm here now, I've arrived and I'm changing the landscape.
It's hard to answer most of those questions though isn't it?
My opinion would be that he is happy with the current arrangement, and wants to make decisions without any real scrutiny attached, and is happy with the current funding arrangements. The point you make is a good one though, that we do neither one thing nor another with the current status quo. We don't go out and blitz the football world as Chelsea/City did and force our way to the top, nor do we put structures in to do it in the long term through being sustainable. If we want to be successful, I do think they have to work out which route they want to go down.