By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

10th Nov, 2021 | 5:16pm

Frank McAvennie delivers Daniel Kretinsky verdict amid 27% West Ham acquisition

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Frank McAvennie is delighted by the arrival of Daniel Kretinsky at West Ham after the Czech businessman joined the Irons board on Wednesday.

The club confirmed via their official website that “Czech investment group 1890s holdings a.s has completed the acquisition of 27% shares of WH Holding Ltd.”

That agreement sees chairman Kretinsky, who also co-owns Czech giants Sparta Prague, become a member of the Board of Directors alongside colleague Pavel Horsky.

This comes after the failed attempts by the PAI consortium to take control of the club earlier this year, with the group abandoning their interest in September after a second bid failed [Sky Sports].

“I’m delighted,” ex-Irons star McAvennie told West Ham Zone.

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“There was another bid that didn’t materialise and they came out and tried to bring in Rio Ferdinand and all that, but it never worked because he’s not a fans favourite, he’s a Manchester United favourite.

“They tried to do it the wrong way whereas this guy has come in and bought 27% before anyone knew about it.

“He’s doing things the right way.”

In other West Ham news, the Irons want to sign this ‘Brilliant’ £25.3m-rated South-American centre-mid who won a major 2021 tournament.

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