Son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan pleads with fans to stop asking him about manager hunt

The son of West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has urged the club's fans to stop asking him for information on the search for a new manager.

The Hammers are on the hunt for only their 15th ever full-time boss after parting company with Sam Allardyce following the final game of the season last week.

Speculation has reached fever pitch since Big Sam's four-year tenure at Upton Park came to an end with defeat at Newcastle United and the Irons have been linked to a host of managers from across Europe.

Former Besiktas and Croatia manager and Upton Park cult hero Slaven Bilic is the bookies' favourite for the job, as per Oddschecker.

But the likes of Unai Emery, Marcelo Bielsa, David Moyes, Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp have also been mentioned as possible targets for co-owners Sullivan and David Gold.

West Ham's season is due to start over a month earlier than normal after their qualification for the Europa League preliminary rounds through the FIFA Fair Play route.

Therefore the club needs a new manager in place sooner rather than later so he can begin shaping his squad before the first game on July 2.

With fans desperate to find out who the new boss could be, the sons of Sullivan - David Junior and Jack - and fellow owner Gold have been inundated with questions on social networking site Twitter.

And it has clearly taken its toll on an exasperated David Junior who said: "Note to all: I am not my dad, so please stop messaging me about the manager.

"I have neither input nor information on the matter. Thanks."


Sullivan may not have any information on the new West Ham boss, but he had plenty to say when Allardyce was at the helm.

The youngster was even forced to apologise to Big Sam and skipper Kevin Nolan after lambasting them on Twitter after a 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park back in January.

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