Haunted by stagnation

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Karren Brady says that she is "haunted" by West Ham's lack of progress during the last decade.

United's vice chair, speaking in an interview with Sky News' Ian King was asked to explain why West Ham's "had under-performed so badly" despite being a staple in the Deloitte Money Football League of the world's richest clubs.

And the 50-year-old was forced to admit that the board's attempts to raise the profile of the club, which was cited as one of the key tenets for moving to Stratford in 2016, simply "haven't worked out".



Brady spoke with Sky News' Ian King


"That is a question that haunts us almost every day," Brady said in reply to King's question.

"We've obviously invested over ?200million in the team, brought in a Premier League-winning manager at very expensive cost and the things that we've done haven't worked out.

"But that's part and parcel of running a business, having that resilience to work out what's gone wrong - and more importantly, having the skills in place to put it right."

However Brady vowed that the board - who are facing a second rally within two years in protest at their stewardship of West Ham, when supporters stage a demonstration outside the Olympic Stadium on Saturday lunchtime - remain "focused" on moving the club forward.

"Having the money and being in the money league is one thing," she said.

"Delivering the expectations, hopes and dreams of supporters is something very different - and we're very focused on that and ensuring West Ham is a part of the Premier League for the very long term future."

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