​When David Gold and David Sullivan took charge of West Ham United in January 2010, the East London club were on the brink of administration, threatening to follow in the footsteps of Portsmouth.



With a squad no where near good enough to compete at Premier League level, dropping down to the Championship with huge debts and unhappy fans, the club was in the worst state of recent times.


The pair had owned Birmingham City before, and had revived that club, saving them from a similar fate to West Ham, but the boyhood Hammers fans turned to the claret and blue side.


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Even after returning to the Premier League in 2012, the club's debts stood at £70m in July 2013, and they had to clear this before moving into the Olympic Stadium in 2016.


That is their crowning achievement at the club, securing the Olympic Stadium as a new home, ushering in a new era for the Hammers and establishing them as one of the country's top sides for the future.


Yes, David Gold may be a little foolish on Twitter, but it's a small price to pay for two of the most passionate, honest and open chairmen in the modern game, who genuinely care about the club they own.


When asked if they would sell to a foreign investor for big money, Gold and Sullivan stated that they wish to pass the club down to their children, meaning that for the first time in a decade, West Ham are in good hands.


What we see on the pitch is also improving as a result of this stability behind-the-scenes, with more money available to bring in star players and at the end of the day, players are more likely to join a stable side with meaningful dreams and aspirations.


A large proportion of fans still don't want to leave the Boleyn Ground this summer, but it simply has to be done if they want to see their beloved side lift a trophy in their lifetime.


The only negative has to be the changing of the club crest and the lack of options offered to fans, but ultimately, they were given some say, whereas some owners would have simply done what they thought was best.


West Ham's future is bright, and they owe everything to the two heroes of the past decade, not players or managers, but the owners.