It has been ten years since David Sullivan and David Gold took ownership of West Ham United, and it has been a rocky decade that has seen the club relegated and move to a new home, but is it time for change in East London?
2009 saw a change in ownership at the Irons, with Gold and Sullivan at the helm after the previous owners went into bankruptcy.
It is safe to say what the pair did was crucial to the clubs very survival with the two business partners clearing the club of any sufficient debt.
However, since the clubs move to the London Stadium in Stratford, the clubs supporters have begun to be impatient.
Promises of UEFA Champions League football within five seasons was said by the board, but that is looking far from likely with David Moyes’ side currently sat in 17th place following a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.
A protest at the game against Everton drew a crowd in the thousands highlighting just how frustrated the fans have become.
The main complaints that supporters are starting to have is the lack of investments, despite spending over £100m, fans are frustrated at the lack of spending in key areas.
For a few seasons, the Hammers have lacked quality in a number of on-field positions most notably a box to box midfielder and right back.
With Zabaleta retiring at the end of the current season and with Fredericks out through injury things are looking tough defensively.
This investment is something West Ham fans want to see from their owners and want their club to become ambitious.
An example many have used is that of Wolves, they have the ability to scout players in Europe who are young and hungry to play for the club.
The issue West Ham have in this area is the fact that the club does not have any current scouts (yes you read that correct). Scouting is a key part of any way that a club operates and to not have scout is frightful.
It is right for fans to have their doubts about the ambitions that Gold and Sullivan are showing, the training ground is not the best quality either with £4m being spent to improve Rush Green.
They may not be in financial trouble but West Ham need to start to have ambition whether that be the appointment of a bigger name in terms of a manager or to find new owners.
It is clear to see that the club needs a change in ownership with supporters’ concerns growing day by day and the fact the club is hovering above the relegation zone should be a far more concerning factor.
Hammers fans what are your thoughts on the current financial situation?