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A divided Boardroom?

Filed: Wednesday, 16th May 2018
By: Staff Writer

David Gold has come out in support of current incumbent David Moyes - the day after his partner David Sullivan was interviewing alternative, prospective candidates for the vacant managerial position.

It's only a matter of days since it was suggested that Karren Brady's fellow Board members had become exasperated by her divisive newspaper column, which was in the news once again last week after the vice chair used it to slur West Ham fans.

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And there was further hint of unrest in the Boardroom with the reveleation that Gold would favour the retention of the 55-year-old Scot - a day after David Sullivan interviewed Paulo Fonseca, the Portuguese manager of Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.

"I've enjoyed David Moyes, I've enjoyed his company, I've enjoyed working with him, he's a proper professional - his record speaks for himself," the octogenarian Gold to Sky. "As we speak David Moyes is on the list of managers and we'll be selecting one in due course.

"I'd like to think it was David Moyes, I really hope so."

Gold, who has little to do with matters at the club these days, with majority shareholder Sullivan taking the driving seat, also claimed that last season's battle against relegation was the result of an extensive injury list.

"We were disappointed at our performance right the way through the year so we changed our manager, which is always a difficult time for us," he added. "When I look back, I'm looking to see why did it happen? Was it because of the manager situation, was it because the players weren't good enough?

"In actual fact, what I have discovered, if you look at the injury list right the way through the season, there was a time just before Christmas we had 12 senior players injured, unavailable for selection. No team can suffer that kind of situation."

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