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Ince blasts 'busy' Board

Filed: Friday, 8th September 2017
By: Staff Writer

Former Hammer Paul Ince has criticised West Ham United's Board for their handling of the club's transfer business.

Ince, who emerged from West Ham's Academy in the late 1980s told Paddy Power News that co-owner David Sullivan was wrong to broadcast his thoughts via the club's website - adding that he found the current state of affairs "miserable".

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"I really dislike the comments coming out from the owners," he said. "Theyíve been talking about how they wanted Renato Sanches, but Billic didnít as he was happy with his squad.

"Itís his team and itís down to him which players they sign. Whether or not the board wanted Sanches, thatís something which should be kept behind closed doors.

"Itís totally unfair of the board to go broadcasting that Ė Iím not sure what they are playing at. When you see stuff like that, itís not really a surprise that the team are struggling.

ďI find it pretty miserable to see whatís going on there at the moment."

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Ince also questioned whether Bilic had a future at the club, given the noises coming out of the Boardroom. "It makes you wonder whether he will get the axe if he doesnít pick up results pretty quickly - it looks that way to me," he added.

"If I was managing West Ham, and the board came out and spoke about me that way, I wouldnít be too pleased about it.

"Slaven Bilic isnít the issue, and Iím glad heís still at the club. You can see just how much he cares about West Ham United. He wants to do well but, most importantly, he wants the players to do well, and I know that the players love playing for him.

"Last year, when there was all that talk about him leaving, it was actually the love of the players that kept him at the club Ė otherwise heíd be up the road. Itís no coincidence."

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