Sav hails Hammers revival

Former player turned pundit Robbie Savage reckons his former employers David Sullivan and David Gold are doing a fantastic job at a Club he's always had a soft spot for - West Ham United!

The former Leicester City, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder is one of the game's biggest love/hate figures and speaking to ClaretandHugh, he declared: "The two Davids are great characters and are doing a brilliant job with Sam Allardyce at Upton Park.

"That club was deep in debt when they arrived and now they are flying and showing incredible ambition. It's no surprise to me because when I was with Birmingham their desire was obvious.

"For me when they arrived at the club they love and have supported all their lives it was always gonna be a success - their commitment is total. Football and West Ham in particular consumes them. It's a great club and one I've always had a soft spot for."

'Sav' didn't believe that Allardyce would get the chop at the end of last season and says that the three men will have come closer together in the summer when bringing in their new signings.

He said: "It's a very strong squad indeed and possibly even one that can finish in the top seven. It's harder maintaining the position than it is getting there as we may be seeing with Southampton.

"But the turnaround from last season is amazing and it will be interesting to see whether Sam is offered a new deal. He's done everything that's been asked of him so why not."

This article first appeared on ClaretandHugh.