A warm welcome to Mr Gudmundsson

Eggert Magnusson tonight welcomes Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson, Honorary Life President of West Ham United, to a match at Upton Park for the first time since the recent takeover of the Club.

Mr Gudmundsson was the main financial supporter of the consortium led by our new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr Magnusson and, having visited the Boleyn Ground for the first time on Monday, he will take his seat in the Director's Box for tonight's Premiership clash against Wigan Athletic.

Speaking ahead of this evening's game, Mr Gudmundsson says: "I am delighted to be involved in West Ham United and honoured to be appointed by Mr Magnusson as the Club's Honorary Life President.

"As Chairman, Eggert is totally in charge of all the decisions relating to the Club and I am happy that I can support my friend of many years in this venture. He and I share a passion for the game in England and a real ambition for the future of West Ham United.

"I will help in any way I can, but it is Eggert who will lead and decide the best way forward. For me, the investment in West Ham United is an opportunity to fulfil my football passion and to play a role in taking this great club to the next level of its development."

Eggert Magnusson says: "I have been delighted by the warm welcome I have received since I came to West Ham United two weeks ago and I am sure the supporters will join me in welcoming Mr Gudmundsson to this great football club.

"He is a great friend and visionary and will be a huge asset to West Ham United with his experience in both business and football."

*Look out for a full and exclusive interview with Mr Gudmundsson on whufc.com tomorrow…