Stuart Pearce has made a shock admission by revealing he never met David Sullivan or Karren Brady while working on West Ham’s coaching staff last season.
Pearce joined the club, whom he represented as a player, as assistant manager to David Moyes when the latter was appointed boss last November.
Pearce joined talkSPORT on Friday morning and was discussing his spell with West Ham, making a shock admission which says a lot about the club’s ownership.
In the seven months he spent at the London Stadium, between November and May, Pearce has revealed he never met Sullivan and Brady, West Ham’s co-chairman and vice-chairman respectively, with the only interaction he had with the owners coming through David Gold.
“I never met Mr. Sullivan or Karren Brady in the seven months I was there,” Pearce revealed. “I never met them once.
“If I owned a football club, or ran any organisation, I’d make it my business to welcome new faces into the football club. The working environment is the training ground.
“Unless they decided Mr. Gold is going to be the face of the board, and he’s going to be the one to come in – and to be fair, he’s very, very personable, and he used to come to every game and pop into the dressing room after games.
“I can’t speak for David [Moyes]… he had links with all three.
“But from a personal view I never met two of the three in the seven months I was there.”
'I never met Sullivan or Brady in the 7 months I was there'