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Assem Allam: If I’m looking for money only, we’d have been sold by now
Hull City’s Egyptian owner Assem Allam put the club up for sale last year, however, he is yet to accept any of the offers received.
The Egyptian-born Businessman took over the club in 2010, to then put it up for sale in 2014 after his request to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers was rejected.
“Allam Out” banners have been spotted at some of Hull’s games this season resulting from the name change fiasco. However, Mr. Assem will have a chance to submit yet another name-change application next season.
Allam talked to BBC Look North about the latest updates regarding the Hull City sale.
“I’ve had offers before and I’ve said no,” Allam told BBC Look North. “I need someone to look after the club.
“If I’m looking for money only, we’d have been sold by now.”
He added: “We have worked hard to reach what we have and we need a good home.”
The Allam Marine owner, an industrial generator manufacturer, then talked about Hull City’s current position in the Premier League table and the struggles they have faced.
“There’s nothing [more] we could have done,” said Allam, who backed his manager with the sum of £30m in last summer’s transfer market.
“We have a good manager, very experienced, and a good squad that professionals would tell you we would expect to be between 10 and 12th [position].
“But we had eight injuries for half the season. No other club to my knowledge in the Premier League had eight at one time. And still now we have two or three main players not fit. It was very unfortunate.”
Hull will will hope they can avoid relegation having to collect a minimum of two points as they face Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in their final two games of the Premier League season.