West Ham and David Gold trolled after announcing new Managing Director of ladies team
West Ham Ladies have a new managing director and you might just recognise him.
Jack Sullivan, the son of Hammers joint-chairman David Sullivan, has been given his first full-time role at the club with Tuesday's announcement that he would be taking a position with the ladies' team.
— West Ham United Women (@westhamwomen) May 30, 2017
Jack is followed by thousands of West Ham fans due to his regular and often irreverent takes on the club's transfer activity.
"This is a massive project of great importance to West Ham United," Jack Sullivan said of his new role. "We have some exciting plans and huge expectations for the Ladies team, as we do for the mens, and we hope that within five years we can be challenging in FA WSL 1.
"For me personally it’s a huge project and something I can't wait to get started on. Whilst I will not be taking a wage from the Club, I am excited to be taking on my first full-time role at West Ham United and looking forward to the challenges ahead.
"We hope to make huge strides this summer before the new season starts, and plan to unveil a key player signing, with WSL experience, in the coming weeks.
— David Gold (@davidgold) May 31, 2017
"The Ladies team has great potential, and with the help of Karen Ray, Greg and Josh Ewens, I hope I can help guide them to some exceptional achievements and make them a team that the whole football Club, and its supporters, can be proud of."
With West Ham supporters being West Ham supporters, the absolute piss was ripped out of the appointment on social media.
Just goes to show what hard work and qualifications can do for you ?
— Adam Lewis (@AdamL1979) May 31, 2017
Hi David, I played football manager once can I have the managers job?
— Haltwhistle Lesmahag (@paullrichardson) May 31, 2017
His qualifications are??
— Alfie (@Alfie_FFC) May 31, 2017
I've got my level 1 coaching badge. Can I have the job?
— 父 Rosie Sweeny 父 (@rosiewhufc) May 31, 2017
How did he get this gig Dave? Any idea?
— Southbankboy (@thomasdr1980) May 31, 2017
It's not what you know ?
— ⚒ Hammer Paul ⚒ (@tone_paul) May 31, 2017
I can see that this is well meant, but should have considered the impact of actions, not just intent. Many will see as ridiculous nepotism.
— Jonathan Kitley (@jonkitley) May 31, 2017
A little bit of Nepotism to start the day, roll up roll up the #WHUFC circus is in town again
— Dan Tee (@DanETee80) May 31, 2017
Give me an "N", "E", "P", "O"....
OK, I give up. Bored now.
I was going to spell nepotism#nepotism
— Craig F (@Fims75) May 31, 2017
@davidgold putting a child in charge of the ladies team is degrading & embarrassing
— James B (@WestHamJimbo) May 31, 2017
— We're West Ham Utd (@WHU_BBB) May 30, 2017
An insult to West Ham Ladies. Another Sullivan fuck up, putting a kid in charge of the ladies team.
— Billy Threadwell (@BThreadwell) May 30, 2017