Friday, 4 June 2010
New Manager - Where's The Buzz?
Has there ever been such a low key response to the appointment of a new manager at West Ham United? Remember the excitement when Zola got the job? Dear God, even the appointment of Roeder triggered some mild debate. But Grant? It's as if we still haven't appointed a boss.
And, of course, technically we haven't. Grant is still only the manager subject to a work permit being issued, and this blog was the first to highlight possible issues there. Grant didn't even show up for his own coronation. Maybe he heard about events in Cumbria and thought Israel sounds safer for the time being!
Presumably, we don't have to pay him until the work permit issue is resolved? That's a little bit of money saved! A four year contract sounds a little cavalier though - I hope there's a cap on the compensation payout. Or maybe there's a clause allowing dismissal if Grant ever embarrasses the club. I'm sure Sullivan knows a pretty whore or two who might lure Avram into a honey trap.
So, Grant is nearly our manager. Anybody feel like a street party to celebrate? No? Still, Gold reckons that, given time, we will warm to Avram. But will the backing ever be anything other than tepid? As I warned in an earlier post, it's a case of,, "Nice to see you Avram, to see you...nice."
Posted by Hammersfan at 10:44