Simon Jordan sends message to West Ham fans amid constant calls for David Sullivan and David Gold to sell up
Simon Jordan believes West Ham fans need to face up to reality as supporters constantly call for a change of ownership at the London Stadium.
The Hammers faithful are unhappy with current owners David Gold and David Sullivan and have been calling for them to sell up for some time.
Gold and Sullivan, who have been in charge of the club for 11 years now, are not budging in their ownership, however.
During their over decade-long tenure, the duo have endured a fraught relationship with the West Ham fanbase.
The Hammers were relegated and promoted back to the Premier League with the pair in charge, while they also moved the club away from Upton Park to the London Stadium in 2016.
That decision remains a widely criticised one with the London Stadium still not considered ‘home’ by the most ardent of West Ham fans.
But while supporters may want Gold and Sullivan to sell up, former Crystal Palace owner Jordan told the West Ham fans they must accept ownership changes are easier said than done.
The ex-Eagles chief did admit communication could be better from Gold and Sullivan, however.
Speaking on White and Jordan on talkSPORT, the former Palace chairman said: “In the real world, [a takeover] is easier said than done.
“‘We want a new owner’; okay fine.
“Where’s that new owner going to manifest himself from? What’s he going to look like and is he going to have any more affinity with you guys?
“By your logic, in six years’ time there might be a divergence of your opinion with that guy until the next campaign comes for the next set of owners… and it goes on and on.
“There has to be a meeting in the middle somewhere.
“I do believe with West Ham they are entitled to a better level of communication from Sullivan and Gold.
“And I think they could have done things better on the move [to the London Stadium].
“I would sit there and say, ‘I want a better interface’, but I don’t want fans sitting in the boardroom.
“Not because I’ve got a big secret, but because there are certain commercial aspects of boardroom decisions that cannot find their way into the public domain.”