Breaking news: Sullivan pessimistic target will accept West Ham job offer

Hammers offer job

Rumours are circulating that West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have offered the manager’s job to an interested applicant.

Sullivan met the club’s ‘Supporter Advisory Board’ tonight, where he is thought to have revealed that he and Gold offered the job to an applicant and expect an answer from them in the morning.

No name was given by West Ham as to who the individual may be, but did apparently say they were British with experience of managing in the Premier League or in the Championship.

According to a fan who was present at the meeting which took place in the Legends Loung inside the Boleyn Ground, Sullivan was said to be pessimistic about the chances of the individual accepting the job and his ‘gut feeling was that they would turn down the job because of a particular issue’ said to be unrelated to West Ham.

The co-owner also admitted he had offered the job to someone already, but they had turned down the opportunity, despite being offered over �1million to take up the position.

“He seemed like an honest person and he came across well and was friendly,” the fan said. “He held his hands up about appointing Grant as manager and said he wears his heart on his sleeve.”

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Around 100 fans were in attendance and the club were represented by Sullivan, Karren Brady, Tony Carr and Ian Tompkins (Olympic Project Director).

Since sacking former boss Avram Grant after relegation to the Championship was confirmed following the 3-2 reverse at Wigan earlier this month, the owners have said publically they are keen to bring someone in as quickly as possible.

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