David Gold, the co-chairman of West Ham United, died at the age of 86 after a short illness. The club said he was a fan of the Hammers for his whole life and died peacefully on Wednesday morning with his fiancee and daughters. In 2010, David Sullivan joined West Ham. Gold, who had been chairman before,
And Birmingham City’s co-owner was named as a joint chairman. Manager David Moyes said that he was very sad to hear the news. On behalf of the players and my staff at the training facility, I want to send David Gold’s family our deepest condolences at this tough time. Mr. Gold came to Rush Green a lot, and he was a great source of motivation for the players and me.
He was obviously a true fan who loved the team from the bottom of his heart. He was always willing to help in any way because he cared a lot about the people who did the dirty work. He will be missed very much. Gold plated for the boys’ and young teams of the organization while growing up right across from the Boleyn Ground, the first home of West Ham.
Sullivan says that the day they took over West Ham United in January 2010 was the most satisfying of all the times they worked together. David had a long history with the Hammers. He grew up on Green Street, which is right next to the Boleyn Ground, and he played for the team when he was young. His death is a big loss for all of us because he always wanted the best for West Ham United.
Before taking over West Ham with Sullivan in January 2010, Gold ran Birmingham City for 16 years. In 2009, he sold his shares. West Ham said that their takeover helped stabilize the club’s finances at a time when they were in a lot of financial trouble. He was in charge of the club when it moved to the London Stadium, got relegated, and then got back into the Premier League.
In addition to playing in the Europa League. Gold ran the department store chain Ann Summers when he wasn’t playing football. He also used to own an adult magazine publisher and a corporate air service. The vice-chairwoman of West Ham, Karren Brady, was the first person to pay tribute to Gold on Twitter. She called him a great friend, man, and gentleman. Mr. Gold was one of my club favorites,
Carlton Cole, a former forward for the Hammers, says that my dad always made time for me and wanted me to do well in life. A man with a lot of warmth and kindness. Clinton Morrison, a former striker for Birmingham, said that Gold made him feel welcome when he joined the team in 2002. Curtis Woodhouse, a former midfielder for the Blues, said that Gold helped the team when things were hard.