The Independent reports HERE this morning that Eggert Magnusson will today step down as Non Executive Chairman of West Ham and the owner of the club, Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson, will take over. Over the last six months there have been tensions between the two, which, I am told have resulted in Magnusson only being allowed into the club on match days.
The Independent takes the line that this is a mark of Gudmundsson’s ambition for the club. I hope they are right, but there are rumours that all is not well behind the scenes at West Ham in terms of the off the pitch management.
Eggert Magnusson deserves all our thanks for leading the club through a very turbulent year. He achieved that rare thing – being a chairman popular with the fans. He wore his heart on his sleeve during games and gave us all hope when there appeared to be none. We will miss him.
I know that Eggert Magnusson reads this blog, so do feel free to pay your tribute to him in the comments.