Jack Sullivan Column

In another exciting new feature on whufc.com, Jack Sullivan will be giving his views on all the latest news surrounding the Club

Jack Sullivan is the youngest son of West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Sullivan and is a huge Hammers fan. Jack will be giving his exclusive views to the official website in a regular new column...

Hello everyone,

I am excited to be starting this new column for the official website giving you my thoughts on all the latest news that is happening at West Ham.

This is certainly an exciting period for the Club and I said last summer that I had never seen someone like my dad work so hard in getting in all the new signings.

But I have hardly seen him for the last two weeks and I only get to to talk with him at dinner time.

We have finally got our new man and he is a manager who I wanted to lead us next season.

It has been surreal seeing some big name coaches come to my house during the managerial process and seeing them walk past me. I have even sat in their chair after they have gone.

But I was thrilled when Slaven was identified as the best choice. I think it is great for our fans and we have got someone who shows so much passion.

I love seeing managers who are animated on the touchline and I'm sure the majority of fans will be the same. It shows they care about what is happening on the field.

He has got a great managerial record and has shown he can compete against the best teams in England when he helped his Besiktas side knock Liverpool out of the Europa League last season.

Slaven has said our team is good and with him at the top I can see this being a very strong season for the Club.

All the talk now is about what players Slaven will bring into the club and I get constantly hassled by all my school mates asking if we have signed anyone. I try and keep quiet as much as possible.

It has been great to see Pedro Obiang come into the Club this week. I watched him play against Napoli last season and he is very similar to Esteban Cambiasso.

I like that he rarely loses the ball and he has been one of the star players for Sampdoria.

Dad is working hard to get more players in and I am confident we will have more new arrivals before the new season gets underway.

Dad is going for players I would never have imagined we could get into the Club and it shows how far we have come. A lot of the players are buying into the Olympic Stadium and I am really confident ahead of the new season.

I can't believe that the new season for us is getting underway on July 2 but it is great that the Club is back in Europe and playing in the Europa League.

I have got to try and persuade my dad to let me go and watch some of the games now!

The number of games will be hard on the squad but I'm sure that Slaven will be able to manage the situation really well as he has the experience through his managerial career.

It is also going to be an emotional last season at the Boleyn Ground. We have over 100 years of history at the stadium, but I genuinely feel this is the right move for West Ham and I can assure everyone that it is breathtaking at the new Stadium.

The whole stadium is so vast and everyone has been so good for us to move there. I cannot wait for us to get started there.

I look forward to speaking with you all again soon.


The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Ham United.