Slaven Bilic has again warned against the fanciful idea that a big stadium makes you a big club.
For months – with some justification – the club has been singing the OS praises and YES it will be terrific.
But the idea that in itself it can make us into the club we has always wanted to be is a ludicrous and Slav simply doesn’t buy into the myth.
He likened it to Billericay taking occupancy of Wembley and expecting to become a big club declaring: ‘I don’t even know which division Billericay are in but I remember when I was playing here Harry Redknapp always used to use them as an example of a small club or something that was not good.
Billericay could rent Wembley and play their home games there next season but would it suddenly make them a big club? No it wouldn’t.
This is just a step any club wanting to improve has to take, either to build a bigger stadium or rent one for a year or two.
It was the same with Manchester City when they got all the money. It didn’t happen for them straight away. They took a few years to start winning things.
The expectations are going to be high but they were high this season.
I don’t think people will be thinking that just because we are moving there we will be fighting for the Premier League or Champions League. The people know.”