Eighty-year-old West Ham David Gold has mapped out his succession plan whilst doing everything possible to live until he is 100.
Asked the question by Claret And Hugh Associate Editor Sean Whetstone in an exclusive interview for MooreThanJustAPodcast he said: “The situation would be that my daughters would inherit my shares as indeed young David Sullivan and young Jack will”
“Jack is clearly being groomed as you can see and his passion for the football club is quite clear, my daughters are business women and their contribution in the future I think would be very valuable and I could see both the Sullivan boys and the Gold girls forming a board that would be well balanced.
Don’t forget my daughters are passionate fans as well. They have obviously got responsibilities of running Ann Summers the business but that wouldn’t preclude them from being on the board at West Ham at some time in the future as the young Sullivans would part and parcel of it.
This is how David Sullivan and I see the succession but you never know, there is a long way to go, hopefully, I am going to live to 100 and I am doing everything possible to make sure that happens.”
“They talk about West Ham being A family, the board is also a family when you take the Sullivans and Golds, Its a family thing and with West Ham claiming we are Moore Than A Football Club and you often hear Mark Noble talk about the family, the West Ham family, I think that we are part and parcel of that.”
You can listen to Part two of the full David Gold interview at moorethanjustapodcast.co.uk below
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