Ray Wilkins’ response when West Ham fan praises David Gold and David Sullivan

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David Gold and David Sullivan are West Ham’s joint chairmen.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Ray Wilkins has responded when a West Ham fan praised David Gold and David Sullivan for their role in the Hammers’ recent improvement.

When a fan said that Gold and Sullivan deserved a lot of praise, Wilkins said: “It’s nice of you to say that, because I’ve not heard too many complimentary things said about Sullivan and Gold. They’ve made a huge decision to take [West Ham] away from Upton Park.”

The fan claimed that every decision Gold and Sullivan have made, aside from hiring Avram Grant as manager, has been positive and is moving the club forward, and the two joint-chairmen are the current driving force behind the Hammers’ current success.

They spent heavily in the summer transfer window to build a competitive squad, hired a promising manager in Slaven Bilic to unite this squad, and are reaping the rewards.

They are on course for a finish in the Europa League places, are in the quarter finals of the FA Cup - a competition Bilic will believe the club can realistically win.

And all this success is before the Hammers have even moved to their new stadium, which will bring increased income and the potential for further growth.

Gold and Sullivan have sent the club on a path that can only go upwards, and Wilkins admitted he was pleased to hear praise directed at the duo, as they are often not held in such high regard by the West Ham faithful.

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