Statement on Terry Brown

West Ham United and former chairman Terry Brown have agreed an out of court settlement in relation to their respective legal claims. The settlement brings to an end all outstanding disputes between the two parties.

Commenting on the settlement, West Ham United Chairman and owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson, said: "It is time to move on from old disputes and legal battles. My focus, and that of the whole Board, is on the future. To do that we need to draw a line under past issues and also recognise that what matters is building a successful football club.

"Terry Brown has a long history with West Ham United as former Chairman and leading shareholder and there is no reason for the club and Terry to be at odds with each other. We have settled our differences and Terry will be a welcome guest at the club as we move forward into the new season."

Terry Brown, former Chairman, said: "I am pleased that we have brought these matters to a sensible conclusion. Mr Gudmundsson has made clear his focus is on the future not the past and I totally support that vision. West Ham United has always been a special part of my life and I am delighted that I will again have an opportunity to show my support for the club.

"The new Chairman and Board genuinely believe in this great club and I wish them every success in the years ahead."