David Gold and David Sullivan to remain at West Ham
David Sullivan and David Gold are set to remain at West Ham despite Daniel Kretinsky completing his investment.
On Wednesday, the club confirmed that the Czech billionaire had completed his deal to own 27% of the club, and The Guardian claim that David Sullivan and David Gold would remain in place for now.
There had been claims from Sky Sports that the deal would include an option for Kretinsky to complete a full takeover at some point, but there was no mention of that in the official statement.
Big day for the Hammers.
This is a huge day for the Hammers. Sullivan and Gold have lost their controlling stake over the club, and Kretinsky arrives with energy and fresh money.
He is investing in the team at the perfect time, with the Irons in third position in the Premier League.
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Now even if this report is correct and Gold and Sullivan are around for a bit longer, the arrival of Kretinsky should see more money invested in January and beyond.
So, you would think and expect their influence at the club to decrease as Kretinsky injects his money and imposes his ideas.
So, though Irons fans might be hoping to see Gold and Sullivan leave the club instantly, that doesn’t appear as if it will happen yet, but one day they should be gone, and this is the beginning of the end.
The future is bright for the Irons, and this will be a day that goes down in history.
In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie has had his say on Rio Ferdinand’s Kretinsky comments.