Spurs fan Lord Sugar has praised West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold saying they have a feeling for their fans unlike many of the American owned clubs. Attacking the greedy six clubs he told Jim White on Talksport that Manchester United supremos were “pseudo owners, as opposed to Chelsea and Manchester City where the owners are the owners really.
He continued, “I’m trying to be polite but some of these clubs that are owned by giant corporations don’t have the feeling for the fans.
“When you’ve got some of the owners like West Ham, they’ve got a feeling for the fans, Leicester City have got a feeling for the fans.”
Former Spurs owner Lord Sugar is wholly against the idea though, insisting fans lack the required expertise to have a seat at the board’s table.
“That is totally ridiculous, fans on the board,” Lord Sugar told talkSPORT. “Absolutely totally ridiculous.
“At Tottenham, now we’ve got a new stadium at 60,000 capacity, we’ve got 60,000 managers, who all know best(!)
“You don’t want them anywhere near the board. The board has got to be controlled by the owners and at best has got to have a director of football that’s actually been in football, understands football.
“At the tail end of my ownership of Tottenham, I had Martin [Peters], as one of our ex-players and on the board and I had David Pleat on the board – people of knowledge who know what they’re talking about.”
Lord Sugar also claims he warned Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy against joining the European Super League.
I spoke to Daniel Levy and I said to him, ‘Daniel, this is not a good idea. You have an opportunity here of being magnanimous and pulling out and saying the fans don’t want it, so we’re going to come out’.
“It’s an absolute, total joke and an example of the Americans trying to take over our game.”