By Pranav Shahaney

7th Mar, 2023 | 4:10pm

ExWHUemployee clarifies David Sullivan and Dan Kretinsky claims at West Ham United

David Sullivan or Daniel Kretinsky are not reportedly looking to buy out David Gold’s shares at West Ham after his passing in January.

Reliable London Stadium insider ExWHUemployee has rubbished reports from Caught Offside and Daily Mail about the two parties looking to add to their stake in the club.

It’s understood that it will stay in the Gold family, with Jacqueline or Vanessa likely to then be the face of the club.

Ex said on his podcast at 5:26, “It was reported in Caught Offside that Kretinsky was going to buy them [Gold’s shares] and it was reported in the Daily Mail that Sullivan was going to buy them.

“Therefore that shows to you that no one is correct because you can’t have the complete opposites. At the moment, the plan is for the Gold family to still keep the shares and for either Jackie [Jacqueline] or Vanessa, more likely Jackie, I’ve heard, that they’ll put either her or Vanessa as the actual face and Dan Cunningham who is Jackie’s husband would then be involved in the board.”

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If the club continues to be run by the Gold and Sullivan family, there is little chance of someone with fresh ideas looking to make a difference.

The current hierarchy appears to be backing David Moyes when it’s evident for everyone that there needs to be a change at the club.

Kretinsky looked like a promising person to complete a full takeover of West Ham back when he made an initial investment into the club.

However, since then, things appear to have gone quiet on that front and he does not seem as committed to the project as he once looked to be.

It now seems highly unlikely that Kretinsky will ever complete a full takeover as he is not prioritising the sporting aspect of West Ham.

This leaves the Hammers in a lurch and the fans may have to continue through the same mundane board for a few more years to come.