Sullivan and Gold take over West Ham

PUBLISHED: 11:23 19 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:37 04 March 2010

FORMER Birmingham City owners David Sullivan and David Gold have confirmed their takeover of West Ham.

FORMER Birmingham City owners David Sullivan and David Gold have confirmed their takeover of West Ham.

Sullivan told Radio 5 Live: "We will spell out the book we are taking over," said Sullivan. "The imbalance in the squad and the crazy wages the Icelandics were paying that brought the club to its knees.'

Karren Brady, who was managing director at Birmingham, will become vice-chairman at Upton Park.

Sullivan and Gold became the favourites to buy the east London club after rival Tony Fernandes, chief executive of AirAsia and team principal of the new Lotus F1 team, pulled out of the race.

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