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Filed: Friday, 13th August 2010
By: Staff Writer


Former Chairman Terry Brown has been named Honourary Life President for the second time, it has been revealed.

The former Chairman of the club, who was held responsible by the majority of supporters for breaking up what could have been West Ham's greatest ever team at the beginning of this century is back on the board he resigned from after falling our with the Icelandics, to whom he sold the club in 2006.

In an announcement confirming the capture of a further 4million in equity from investors John and Daniel Harris and Brown - which is being used to further reduce the influence of Straumur and CB Holdings - it was also revealed that co-Chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan have 'subscribed for further shares'.

KUMB first revealed Brown's interest in returning to the board last December. The former Chairman, who borrowed 2million in the early 1990s with which to buy into the club sold his controlling stake to Bjorgolffur Gusmundsson for an estimated 85million some 14 years later.

It is the second time that Brown has been awarded the title which was first given to him in 2006. Less than six months after selling the club - a condition of which was the new title - Brown stepped down after it was revealed that his successors were planning to sue him for damages relating to the Carlos Tevez affair.

The Harris' - father and son - currently head Harvard Medical Devices.

* Click here to read The Old Mile End's 2005 satirical look back at Brown's reign.





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by Tell it how it is Charley
06:06PM 13th Aug 2010
''Masionic hand shakes...''

by montaz ali
03:29PM 13th Aug 2010
''What in the Hell are David Gold and David Sullivan doing in inviting this idiot back to West Ham? He caused all the trouble in the first place when he sacked Harry Redknapp in 2001; since then we have had average managers. Glenn Roeder, Alan Pardew and Gianfranco Zola, apart from Alan Curbishley who somehow kept us up and should have been reinstated as boss. Instead we appoint Avram "an average manager" Grant, who got Portsmouth relegated last season.''

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