West Ham chief Brady: Allam bought Hull as thank-you to Humberside

Assem Allam's motivation in buying Hull City was all about giving back to the community.

Assem Allam's motivation in buying Hull City was all about giving back to the community.

West Ham United chief Karren Brady explained in her diary for The Sun: "Hull chairman Assem Allam is one of this rare set. He is an Egyptian who saved the club from going down to League One by spending £27million to prevent administration.

"And he did so because he was grateful to the Humber city for providing him with the opportunity to create a giant manufacturing company.

"That’s called putting something back in and his reward today is promotion back to the Premier League."

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