Assem Allam confirms Hull City are up for sale

Assem Allam Hull City owner

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Hull City owner Assem Allam has announced the club is up for sale although he is still trying to change their name to Hull Tigers.

The 75-year-old Egyptian failed in his attempt to change the Tigers’ name back in April after the Football Association rejected his proposal.

Allam has now revealed he put the KC Stadium outfit on the market immediately after being knocked back.

However, he could remain as the club’s owner if he is successful with an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Allam said: “We stated earlier this year that the club would be for sale should our attempt to globally promote Hull Tigers as a brand name and as a playing name be blocked.

“As a consequence of the FA decision on 9 April, I announced on 10 April, within 22 hours, that Hull City is for sale.

“If the appeal comes first, ok, no harm done. If the sale comes first – sold.”

Allam took charge of Hull almost four years ago and has overseen their return to the Premier League under boss Steve Bruce.

The Tigers (2.10) entertain West Ham (3.46) on Monday night as they look for their first home win of the season.

Bruce’s men beat QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road on the opening day of the season before being held to a 1-1 draw at the KC Stadium by Stoke City.

Hull then lost 2-1 at Aston Villa on August 31 in their last game before the international break.

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