Sullivan happy to welcome former club in FA Cup

West Ham co owner David Sullivan is delighted with a Third Round FA Cup draw against the club he and David Gold formerly owned – Birmingham City.

The two were in charge at St Andrew’s for 16 years before selling out to Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung and after a short break from the game took charge of the Irons.

Manager Gary Monk’s ninth placed Championship outfit will be a tough outing for the Hammers but it has to be a game they would expect to win as they bid to end the 37 year drought on trophies.

And speaking to Claret and Hugh, Sullivan said: “We look forward to welcoming our old friends from Birmingham, it should be a great game.

I’m glad we are at home as St Andrews is a very daunting place to go for away teams, so we do not want a draw !

Neither club needs the extra  games either.”

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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