West Ham Joint Chairman David Gold has spoken to the club’s official TV channel to lift the lid on the board’s managerial search.
Speaking to West Ham Tv Gold spoke about the search for a new manager:
“It’s hard work, the fans have mixed opinions on who they would like but what I can tell you is David Sullivan is working (hard), I have never know him at such as frenzy, by that I mean he is buzzing and working all hours that god sends in an effort to bring the best possible manager (in)”
Asked about the progress of the search Gold replied “Every day goes by, it is a case of elimination. It would be lovely to have someone with West Ham history, that ticks a box. Having Premier League experience (and) that doesn’t mean English Premier League, that means a man who has managed successfully in the big Italian league, big Spanish league, the German league (or) a major league in the world, that is a box that needs to be ticked, we don’t want to take a chance.”
Talking about any up and coming manager candidates in lower leagues Gold added: “I am making this up but say there is a fantastic manager at Accrington Stanley and everybody is raving about him. We wouldn’t want to take that risk at West Ham. Untried, although exciting and achieving at lower levels, that’s not what we are about. We are about bringing in an established that has been there and done it!”
Asked how quickly we can all expect an announcement of a new manager Gold added “I would like to have (a manager) in place right this minute. It is delicate balance, we need to get someone in as quick as possible but by the same token we are not going to bring someone who is second best”
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