David Gold makes Twitter revelation: I will quit West Ham if this happens
By Matt Farr
West Ham co-chairman David Gold has admitted on Twitter he would quit the club if the majority of fans voted him out.
Gold has been joint chairman at West Ham alongside David Sullivan since January 2010, but he has endured a turbulent reception from fans during his stewardship.
Their ownership of the club has been questioned by West Ham fans, particularly in the decision to quit Upton Park and begin a new era at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford at the start of the season.
But Gold has revealed to fans on his personal Twitter account on Saturday morning that he would quit the club if 86 per cent of fans voted for him to go.
If 86% of West Ham fans voted for me to go I would go I don't want to be where I'm not wanted. dg https://t.co/4NuPuKEM6P
— David Gold (@davidgold) March 25, 2017
A number of fans had earlier questioned the West Ham chief over his potential plan to sell the club, having failed to address many of the ongoing problems at the club.
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He was forced to respond by stating that he had no intention of selling the club, but his latest message to fans suggests that he will not outstay his welcome in London.
@davidgold Mr Gold how are the board going to sort out the problems at West Ham or are you just waiting to sell the club for profit
— Dmartin (@Dmartinf1fan) March 22, 2017
We have no plans to sell the club. dg https://t.co/T0A7NeNbL9
— David Gold (@davidgold) March 22, 2017
The misery of the West Ham fans has been compounded since the start of 2017, first witnessing their most prized asset Dimitri Payet quit the club to rejoin Marseille in the January transfer window; and secondly seeing their side continue their downward spiral following last season’s seventh-placed finish.
West Ham are now without a win in five Premier League games, and are on a run of three back-to-back defeats, leaving them 12th in the table with eight games remaining.
In other West Ham news, Gold has delivered an emphatic response to criticism of the club’s transfers by Jason Cundy.