Alan Curbishley praises West Ham United co-chairmen

Upton Park

Alan Curbishley left West Ham United in 2008.

Alan Curbishley has said to West Ham United's official website that co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan deserve a lot of credit for the Irons' fantastic season.

The East Londoners have enjoyed a wonderful campaign in what is Slaven Bilic's first year in charge - one which might just result in Champions League qualificiation and an FA Cup title.

Bilic's side sit fifth in the Premier League table, one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City, while they host Manchester United in an FA Cup quarter-final replay next month in an effort to reach Wembley.

The likes of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini are two summer signings who have really stood out for West Ham, but the ex-Irons manager Curbishley says that the role of Gold and Sullivan should not be overlooked.

"I’m watching West Ham and it’s great. The team is a Premier League side in every aspect. It’s got all the components that you need to be successful in this league," he told the Irons' official website.

"It can defend, it’s very athletic, it can counter-attack, it can score goals and they’ve got a couple of players who can turn a game.

"It makes them very, very dangerous and David Gold and David Sullivan deserve a lot of credit. I know everyone’s talking about Slaven, and the players – who have been excellent – and everything else, but the Board certainly deserves a lot of credit."

 

Curbishley left West Ham in 2008, two years before Gold and Sullivan bought 50 percent - which they have since increased - of the Upton Park club.

 

The pair made the decision to sack Sam Allardyce and replace him with Bilic last summer in a move which looks to have  been a wise call, if this season is anything to go by.

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