Future of Hull City owners uncertain

Hull City owner Assem Allam with Steve Bruce.
Hull City owner Assem Allam with Steve Bruce.
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The future of Hull City owner Assem Allam is in doubt, with rumours that a significant change is due at the head of the club.

Allam, 75, has been giving mixed signals about his own commitment ever since his plan to drop the traditional Hull City AFC moniker and rebrand the team as Hull Tigers was thrown out by the Football Association Council in April.

He initially vowed to walk away “within 24 hours” if the name change was rejected, but went on to back manager Steve Bruce with a huge transfer kitty this summer - breaking the previous transfer record three times in signing Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass and Abel Hernandez.

However, reports have emerged that a statement is being prepared regarding the Egyptian businessman’s position and could be released this week.