West Ham United co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have written an open-letter to the club’s fans regarding the current managerial situation with Sam Allardyce coming under a lot of pressure and scrutiny from the fans.
An FA Cup thrashing at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday saw a furious backlash from The Hammers fans as they all asked for Allardyce’s head at full-time, but it appears that the co-owners are in full support of the under-pressure manager.
A weakened team was fielded by West Ham and they went down 5-0 to Forest and after the game, Allardyce was slaughtered by the faithful fans of Upton Park and the majority of them are still asking for the manager to be sacked.
However, Gold and Sullivan have released this letter for the fans.
“We know Sam has not lost his ambition or desire and is committed to making West Ham United a great Premier League club,” read the owners’ letter.
“It is never enjoyable being knocked out of a cup competition and losing by such a large scoreline to a lower division side is hard to take for us all,” stated the letter.
“We thought the youngsters gave their all and did not stop trying but in the end Nottingham Forest’s experience proved too much for us.
“I know Sam would have loved to have put out a more varied side, with our talented youngsters accompanied by more senior players in the starting XI.
“But many key players are out injured and Sam has been handed a near impossible task of coming through three crucial games in the space of six days with a squad of only 14 fit and available senior players.
“This is not an excuse, it is a fact.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles