Life is never simple at West Ham.
After a good performance at City and David Moyes seemingly getting a response from the players this is the last thing they need.
The east London club are languishing in 19th place in the Prem and face high flying Chelsea at the London Stadium today.
If they lose and Swansea pick up a point at home to West Brom, West Ham could be bottom by the end of the day.
With all things considered it’s probably not a great time for the chairman to give a tell-all interview blasting the fans and the players.
Hammers chairman David Sullivan has just hung out a couple of the club’s players in an interview with the Guardian.
Sullivan supposedly is involved with transfers but shamelessly told a reporter that Slaven Bilic was to blame for the summer transfer dealings.
“I’m very involved with physically bringing in the players,” he said. “I’m not involved in the strategy.”
“The manager said he wanted Fonte from Southampton and Snodgrass from Hull.
“My kids begged me not to sign them.”
That is the chairman of the club talking about players who are currently employed by West Ham.
Snodgrass’ transfer to the Hammers has not worked out and he is currently on loan to Aston Villa.
But, Fonte, who won the Euros with Portgual in 2016, is on the road to recovery from an injury and trying to force his way back into the team.
With comments like that from his chairman he might not quite so driven to get back playing.
And West Ham are crying out for a defender of his quality right now.
In more music to West Hams fans’ ears, Sullivan shed some light on the structure of the club.
Registered as the director of football in the most recent set of accounts, Sullivan said: “I’m not really the director of football.
“I never go to the training ground. The manager had a policy of wanting older, proven Premier League players. That gives you an old squad and players who you’ve seen the best of.”
Adding to fuel to the flames that his sons have a big influence on decisions Sullivan said he should have sacked Bilic last summer.
He got ‘so much grief from his family’ for not doing so.
Don’t worry Hammers fans it’s only Chelsea then Arsenal up next.