John Hartson wary of West Ham changing owners

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Former West Ham United forward John Hartson has suggested that the club are in an impressive and comfortable position.

Former West Ham forward John Hartson explained on talkSPORT that he’s wary of his old side changing owners at the moment.

Hartson was involved in a debate with former Arsenal player Ray Parlour who suggested that he had a real belief that a new owner could come in and buy West Ham, but Hartson stressed the importance of the current stability surrounding the club.

“I think they’re doing a good job running the club; David Gold and Sullivan with Karen Brady, they’re in a healthy position financially. It’s just a case of whether Slaven Bilic can come in and make a big impact on the side,” he told talkSPORT.

Bilic under pressure

The manager Slaven Bilic is under pressure because of how important it is for the Hammers to have an impressive platform to build on by the time they move into the Olympic Stadium at Stratford.

The move will see the club’s potential support base increase and Bilic needs to try and front a more popular and entertaining brand, which is easy on the eye and attractive for sponsors and commercial partners.

If West Ham move in a situation where they have had a difficult season where they haven’t played good football, the value in backing them for new interested parties decreases.

However, any individual in any job and area of life will be more productive if they feel comfortable and backed by their superiors.

Hartson is wary of change and rightly so because of the need for real stability which will allow West Ham to grow, but for the Hammers to take that next step up towards becoming an established top six team, an extra-large cash injection may be needed.

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