Savage: ‘My ex bosses doing fantastic Irons job’

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Hugh Southon

Controversial player turned pundit Robbie Savage reckons his former employers David Sullivan and David Gold are doing a fantastic job at a club he’s always had a soft spot for – West Ham!

The former Leicester City, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder is one of the game’s biggest love/hate figures and speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh declared: “The two Davids are great characters and are doing a brilliant job with Sam Allardyce at Upton Park.

“That club was deep in debt when they arrived and now they are flying and showing incredible ambition. It’s no surprise to me because when I was with Birmingham their desire was obvious.

“For me when they arrived at the club they love and have supported all their lives it was always gonna be a success – their commitment is total. Football and West Ham in particular consumes them. It’s a great club and one I’ve always had a soft spot for.”

‘Sav’ didn’t believe that Allardyce would get the chop at the end of last season and believes that the three men will have come closer together in the summer when bringing in their new signings.

He said: “It’s a very strong squad indeed and possibly even one that can finish in the top seven. It’s harder maintaining the position than it is getting there as we may be seeing with Southampton.

“But the turnaround from last season is amazing and it will be interesting to see whether Sam is offered a new deal. He’s done everything that’s been asked of him so why not.”

Sav reacted to suggestions that ambitious Allardyce may be ready to seek a bigger deal by declaring: “He’s one of the world’s best paid managers now and should perhaps remember how the Davids stood by him if he is thinking like that.

“I think he;s the right man for the club but I don’t think the owners will be held to ransom and i’m not sure that Sam will do that.

“In the meantime it’s great to see what’s happening at the club and in Valencia, Carroll and Sakho you have one hell of a strike force.”




About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “Savage: ‘My ex bosses doing fantastic Irons job’

  1. Life is full of difficult decisions. Do I agree with Robbie Savage or do I agree with Rugbyirons!

    Well said Sav I never thought I’d say it but I agree with you! I think the club is in a great place thanks to this board and I really hope they stay in place for many years to come. The next 2/3 years are going to be very exciting if you are a West Ham fan.

  2. Great article Hugh.I always found Savage to be the pantomime baddie,he loved to play up to being the hate figure.But since he became a pundit i have found him pretty insightful & generally being very objective about all things fotball.He normally produces a good read on the BBC Sport site.Though clearly this site is the first to come to for any news 😉 Btw WhuG,top work,somehow you managed to get Rugby into your comment even when he hasnt pounced on this article yet,lol 🙂

  3. Known Sav a long while – lovely fella and perhaps the most insecure I’ve ever know. Been a good mate down the years and always ready to help. All the time in the world for him. Now I really have set that up nicely for some Rugby insults 😉 the new panto baddie!!!!

  4. Sav? The new panto villain? Oh no he’s not!!

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