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Former striker Tony Cottee recalls how close he came to owning West Ham in his new autobiography.

Last Updated: 05/03/13 at 13:03

Tony Cottee was a fans' favourite at West Ham in the 1980s, his boyhood club, but the story of how close he came to owning the club is less well-known.

Cottee's bid to help buy the club he loved is chronicled in his new book - Tony Cottee: West Ham The Inside Story.

Join us on Sporting Chapters to find out how in 2005 the former West Ham, Everton and Leicester forward formed a consortium that he hoped would take over the Upton Park and how close he came to fulfilling his goal.

Cottee also gives his frank and passionate view on West Ham's proposed move to the Olympic Park and discusses what he makes of the David Gold and David Sullivan era.

Also find out about his future aspirations - and why he's decided that management might not be the right road for him.

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