Daniel Kretinsky is surprisingly looking to take an increasingly involved role at West Ham.

While his initial investment into the club was absolutely massive, Daniel Kretinsky has since had very little to do with the club from an outside perspective. That is said to be the case with the majority of his businesses – he invests and then takes a back seat.

However, according to Football Insider, that may not necessarily be the reality at West Ham. Firstly, they believe that he played a crucial role in bringing Tim Steidten to the London Stadium as well as pushing for him to have more power over transfers than David Moyes.

With him only owning 27 percent of the club compared to David Sullivan’s 38.8, he obviously doesn’t have as much power but it’s interesting to hear that he is becoming more influential.

On top of the Steidten business, he was apparently one of the key figures in getting Moyes gone as well as bringing in his all but confirmed replacement Julen Lopetegui. This would suggest that, compared to the other businesses he owns, he is wanting to be more involved as the second largest shareholder.

Interestingly though, it does not seem like he cares much for being the main owner of the Hammers, as he has shown no interest in acquiring the 10% of the Gold estate’s share that is for sale. Whether this is because he doesn’t wish to invest more or whether he isn’t willing to take on that much responsibility is unknown, but it is a situation to keep an eye on if he continues to play a larger role in the Irons’ day to day activities.

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