There have been various stories circulating in the media and online surrounding the purchasing of shares belonging to the late David Gold, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update.

Gold, who sadly passed away on 4th January this year after a long illness, currently owns 25.1% of the shares at West Ham United – with his long term business partner David Sullivan owning 38.8%.

Daniel Kretinsky is the other major shareholder at the club, owning 27%, having purchased them under ‘1890s holdings a.s’ in November 2021 – fuelling much speculation that he could well look to purchase further shares in the future to take full control.

Since the passing of David Gold, questions have been raised over the future of his shares at West Ham, with them now falling into the hands of his two daughters Jacqueline and Vanessa.

There has been subsequent stories circulating online that either David Sullivan or even Daniel Kretinsky could now be purchasing all of Gold shares – if being the latter would mean Kretinsky would be the new majority shareholder at the club.

ExWHUEmployee, reporting on The West Ham Way Podcast, however has since stated that the objective at this stage is for the Gold family to retain the shares, with both Jacqueline and Vanessa sitting on the board along with Jacqueline’s husband Dan Cunningham also playing a key role.

“At this stage there is no plan for others to purchase David Golds shares, despite reports,” stated our man-in-the-know. “The Gold family want to continue their fathers legacy.

“Dan Cunningham we know and he’s a top guy. A huge West Ham fan who has supported from the terraces. I believe it can only be a big positive having him in the boardroom.”

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