West Ham United co-owner David Gold has responded to a Watford fan who asked him to take over the Hornets.
Gold turned down the proposal after the Watford fan sent him a message on Twitter, claiming he hates the current ownership of the Hammers’ London rivals.
Responding to the message on his personal Twitter account on Saturday evening, Gold simply claimed he was West Ham through and through.
“Thank you for asking but I’m West Ham till I die,” Gold wrote.
Both David Sullivan and Gold first acquired a 50% stake in West Ham in 2010 and continued to purchase stakes in the club until they were in control of the Hammers.
Loyalty is a trait that is few and far between, especially in football. Year after year, many players and managers especially can easily jump ship and move on to different projects at the blink of an eye. Owning a football club is one of the hardest jobs within the game, and things can usually go wrong as often as they get it right. West Ham fans will be delighted with Gold’s response to the somewhat desperate plea from the Watford fan to take over their club, with the Hammers surely on the right track with him in charge of the club. Everything from top to bottom has improved in East London since the takeover nine years ago, and with this message, it appears as if Gold doesn’t want to stop there and wants to continue making serious improvements on and off the pitch. Given that Gold was involved with Birmingham before West Ham, his words should be taken with a pinch of salt, but he is definitely the right man to continue to lead the club forward.