West Ham co-owners reveal all

WEST HAM co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have issued an open letter to Hammers fans outlining their 10-point plan for the future.

BIG PLANS … David Sullivan and David Gold have pledged to deliver the goods at West Ham

Since sacking manager Gianfranco Zola, Gold and Sullivan have been busy plotting to transform the East London club’s fortunes.

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant is the favourite to replace Zola and finding the right man to lead the team features as the main point in the blueprint sent to supporters.

The letter states: “It may be the close-season but here at West Ham we are all busy preparing for 2010/11 and putting in place the next steps to take this club forward.

“Having admittedly had a tough end to the last campaign, we are determined to build on the many positives we have at the club and use the summer months to make sure we hit the ground running next time around.”

Gold and Sullivan, who go on to spell out their plans in full detail, have pledged to:

1) Appoint the right manager

2) Sign new players

3) Make more investment in the Academy

4) Continue to clear the debt

5) Freeze season ticket prices for renewals

6) Build the status and image of the club

7) Make it enjoyable to come and watch

8) Get closer to the community

9) Go for the Olympic Stadium

10) Listen to supporters

The letter ends with Gold and Sullivan telling fans: “This 10-point pledge is just the start.

“We are here for the long term and our goals will evolve as we progress. We are proud to be here and will never stop working for you.

“All of us share the same hopes and dreams. It is not just about aiming for cup finals or derby victories but about feeling part of something together and all pulling in the same direction.

“As the name says, we are very much West Ham. United.”

Published The Sun  May 18 2010

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