By Saikat Mandal

20th Nov, 2021 | 11:30am

West Ham appoint Jack Sullivan as director of the club

West Ham have appointed Jack Sullivan as the director of the club, four days after his older brother, David Jr became the other director, according to reports from The Times.

The 22-year-old is the son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan.

The report claims that if the shares are transferred to the Sullivan brothers it could be a brilliant idea to reduce capital gains tax liability.

The recent behind-the-scene appointments could suggest that David Gold and Sullivan Sr could sell their remaining shares in 2023 to the new co-owner Daniel Kretinsky.

Major board-room shake-up?

Kretinsky is a Czech billionaire who has a 27 per cent stake at the club.

He is indeed a wealthy benefactor who reportedly made a sum of £138m overnight and has had nearly £1bn added to his net worth by indulging in various sorts of investments.

A lot has been written about him in the mainstream media, especially about his background and his total worth, but it seems there is a general excitement among the fans regarding him.

There have been recent reports that West Ham may not benefit directly from Kretinsky’s investment as it would be directed mainly to reduce the club’s debt.

The latest appointment of the Sullivan brothers as the club’s director may indicate that Kretinsky will acquire the entire club gradually.

At this moment it is not clear what kind of money the new owner will invest in the transfer market with David Moyes desperately needing some help.

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