Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has criticised West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold for the way they have conducted business since they took over the Hammers in 2010.
Jordan cites two issues in particular which have eroded confidence in the two men among the fans: the broken promises in terms of transfer spending and the lack of consultation over the move to the London Stadium:
“They made themselves look silly in the past when they’ve said they’re going to spend money and they haven’t. They’ve not managed the relationship with the fans the way they should do because there was a big move to the Olympic Stadium and the fans didn’t like it and they needed to have handled it better.”
There have been reports that there are a number of interested parties who would be keen on a takeover, but so far there have been no concrete offers.
The Saudi-based consortium linked with Newcastle has been suggested as a possible option if negotiations with Magpies owner Mike Ashley break down.
There were also claims that Red Bull, who own Salzburg and Leipzig, could also make an offer for West Ham, although it must be said there has been no recent talk about the Austrian soft drinks giant being interested in the London club.