Jack Sullivan, son of Joint-Chairman David, has been appointed managing director of West Ham United Ladies.
The move comes as ambitious plans are unveiled to get the Ladies promoted into the FA Women Super league within five years.
New Ladies managing director Jack Sullivan told WHUFC.com: “This is a massive project of great importance to West Ham United. We have some exciting plans and huge expectations for the Ladies team, as we do for the mens, and we hope that within five years we can be challenging in FA WSL 1.
“For me personally it’s a huge project and something I can’t wait to get started on. Whilst I will not be taking a wage from the Club, I am excited to be taking on my first full-time role at West Ham United and looking forward to the challenges ahead.
“We hope to make huge strides this summer before the new season starts, and plan to unveil a key player signing, with WSL experience, in the coming weeks.
“The Ladies team has great potential, and with the help of Karen Ray, Greg and Josh Ewens, I hope I can help guide them to some exceptional achievements and make them a team that the whole football Club, and its supporters, can be proud of.”
Since leaving school the teenage son of the chairman has spent the last six months carrying out enhanced work experience in different departments within the main club to learn the ropes for this role.
The grander plan could see Jack Sullivan take over as Chairman of West Ham United one day in the distant future.
Predicatably the usual doom and gloom merchants find fault with this appointment but this strikes me as a good thing for the ladies because young Dave ain’t going to want to fail is he? And I know if I put one of my lads in charge of one of my subsidiary companies then I’d make damn sure he didn’t. He will be surrounded by good people and he will have the ear of the old man. Seriously why do people only see bad in something like this? Quite honestly I can’t see a downside.
Where does the other son fit in I wonder? It does all seeem to be about Dave doesn’t it or have I read that wrong? Is the other boy Jack?
Lol ok ok ok don’t tell me. It is Jack. The other one is Dave. I’m gonna lie down.
I was looking into the WSL yesterday and wondering how far away from it we are. I think this is a great appointment, and am glad that the club is taking women’s football more seriously as it’s growing fast. Whether it’s men’s, women’s or e-sports, West Ham United as a brand should be all over it. Good job.
We do seem to have more than our fair share of of miserable bar stewards Mr BUD.
I’m with you and John. Can only see an up side.
It’s not April 1st today is it?
If he is going to be chairman one day then he has to start somewhere. Good luck to the Lad
spot on Essex this is where he will get to learn the job hands on rather than behind his dads influence although he will still have a say i bet