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Former West Ham Chairman Sues Owner

Former chairman of FC West Ham, Eggert Magnússon, has filed a lawsuit against the club and its owner, Icelandic business mogul Björgólfur Gudmundsson, for an alleged violation of his severance settlement, demanding more than ISK 200 million (USD 1.6 million, EUR 1.2 million) in compensation.

Former chairman of West Ham Eggert Magnússon. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

According to, the case was registered at Reykjavík District Court last week.

Magnússon, who is former chairman of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ), became chairman of the board of West Ham in fall 2006, after Gudmundsson acquired majority of stakes in the club. Magnússon left his post in September last year, making a severance agreement with Gudmundsson.

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