Fernandes Wants to Invest in West Ham
Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia claims he is in talks with the West Ham owners about investing in the club. Speaking on Twitter he said,
"If the fans want me to get involved I will. It’s a great club and we fans have suffered too long. Discussions have taken place. Long way to go but a good frank start."
This morning he posted this,
"All Hammer fans told you as much as I can. Have to go on radio silence now out of respect to the owners. I know what I need. Let’s see if we can do it. From dark days come lots of positive. Has happened too many many times. Love to all Hammers."
Despite Demba Ba's agent spending the last couple of week's hinting that his player will not be at West Ham next season the player himself says he hasn't yet thought about a move.
Speaking to Sky Sports the striker said,
"I haven't thought about it, to tell you the truth. I haven't thought about it because I was playing and thinking that West Ham was not going to be relegated. I wasn't thinking about next season here or something else.
"I am just going to have some days off with my family and after that I will start thinking a little bit."
The Telegraph are reporting that a 'close friend' of Avram Grant says that six managers were offered the West Ham manager job in January, including Martin O'Neill, Steve McClaren and Sam Allardyce.
The 'friend' says that all of the six managers turned down the job because 'they knew the situation there.'