By Sam Stone

1st Jan, 2023 | 1:10pm

David Sullivan, David Gold motor ahead with West Ham United sale, completion timeline revealed

David Sullivan and David Gold are looking to sell West Ham United by the spring, according to the Sunday People’s Neil Moxley.

Claret and Hugh suggested (21 December) that a takeover by Daniel Kretinsky could not be ruled out despite no approach being made as of yet.

Moxley has since revealed that Gold and Sullivan are “motoring ahead” with the sale of the club and that a takeover could be completed within a couple of months.

“Hammers owners David Sullivan and David Gold are motoring ahead with a sale, so the last thing they need is the spectre of relegation hanging over them, heading into the spring when it could be completed,” wrote Moxley (Sunday People, 1 January, page 49).

“And if they think the manager is the problem, they’ll act rather than face the prospect of losing millions off the sale price due to relegation.”

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If Gold and Sullivan really are looking to push through with a sale of the club, then ensuring the Irons are nowhere near the relegation zone is a must. The 2-0 home defeat to Brentford was another dreadful result for David Moyes’ men which has piled a huge amount of pressure on the Scot’s shoulders.

It’s clear the board are looking to stick by their man after the prior success he’s achieved during his time at the London Stadium. The next three games will be season-defining for Moyes and the board. West Ham face three of their relegation rivals, with fixtures against Leeds, Wolves and Everton all to come for the Irons.

The run of fixtures either presents a golden opportunity for Moyes to turn things around or missed opportunity for a new manager to come in and hit the ground running with three positive results on the spin. If Moyes fails to pick up at least six points, it’s hard to see how he has much of a future at the London Stadium.