David Gold explains on Twitter why West Ham appointed manager Slaven Bilic

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David Gold appears to be happy with new West Ham manager Slaven Bilic.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter in order to voice his opinion on the club's new manager, Slaven Bilic.

The club announced on their official website earlier today that the Croatian boss had been appointed having left Turkish club Besiktas last month, with the 46-year-old penning a three-year contract with the Hammers.

Bilic, formerly manager of Lokomotiv Moscow and the Croatian national team, is familiar with West Ham having spent time at Upton Park as a player during the 1990's, and now makes his return to East London as the club's new manager following the departure of Sam Allardyce in May.

The appointment has been met positively by West Ham fans, who are glad to see a manager with a connection to the club in the dugout.

Now, one of the men responsible for bringing Bilic back to West Ham - co-chairman David Gold - has used his Twitter account to talk about the appointment.

Gold admitted that Bilic's passion for his former club was obvious during interviews with the ex-West Ham defender, and that was a big reason why West Ham moved to appoint him.

West Ham fans now head into the final season at Upton Park excited to see what Bilic can do ahead of next summer's move to the Olympic Stadium - and Gold will be praying that he and associates David Sullivan and Karren Brady have appointed the right man.

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