Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Monday, 29 October 2007, 08:37 GMT
Yeung moves to calm Bruce fears
Carson Yeung
Yeung watched Birmingham beat Wigan 3-2 on Saturday
Prospective new owner Carson Yeung insisted he had offered his full backing to Steve Bruce after meeting with the Birmingham manager.

Bruce has been frustrated that his new contract was put on hold due to Yeung's protracted takeover of the club.

But Yeung told the Daily Mirror: "I have a lot of faith in Steve and I will give him my full support.

"He knows it is not our fault about his contract and we will talk about new terms when we take over."

Yeung remains confident a full buy-out of Birmingham will be completed in accordance with current co-owner David Sullivan's deadline of the end of the year.

606: DEBATE
Jasonito

And the Hong Kong-based billionaire has also told Bruce he will provide financial backing to boost his current playing squad.

"He recommended some players for us and I told him I can do it for him," Yeung said.

"When I complete the general offer for the rest of the shares I will help him financially.

"After the general offer for the remaining shares he will stay on as manager and I am delighted with our meeting."

Yeung added: "There was a misunderstanding about his contract but we have discussed it face-to-face and he understands we didn't stop anything.

"We want the club steady, with Steve and managing director Karren Brady in charge."

SEE ALSO
Birmingham 3-2 Wigan
27 Oct 07 |  Premier League
Sullivan raises takeover concerns
27 Oct 07 |  Birmingham City
Gold plays down Brighton link-up
05 Oct 07 |  Brighton
Johnson suffers fresh injury blow
03 Oct 07 |  Birmingham City
Bruce fears for Birmingham future
04 Oct 07 |  Birmingham City
Yeung buys major Birmingham stake
27 Jun 07 |  Birmingham City


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us | Advertise with us