The Hammers have a chance of playing in the group stage of the prestigious European competition during the 2016-17 campaign.
The London outfit will enter the competition at the third round qualifying stage, thanks to Manchester United’s victory over Crystal Palace in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday evening.
Gold has made it clear on Twitter that West Ham will take the Europa League seriously, and that they are aiming to win the competition.
This is a great opportunity. We will have a bigger and stronger squad. We will play to win. dg https://t.co/gyeknAl9UD— David Gold (@davidgold) May 22, 2016
@davidgold will we take it seriosly this time mr g? or is it just more games for the u21s?— michael jones (@apl63) May 21, 2016
West Ham fans must be encouraged with Gold’s comment, as it suggests that the club are serious about achieving success next season.
The Hammers will play at the Olympic Stadium from the 2016-17 campaign, and they will certainly want to make the most of it.
It is too early to claim that the London outfit will be able to go all the way in the Europa League next season, but it seems that the determination and intent is there.