Former West Ham United forward Tony Cottee has claimed that the Hammers need ‘a complete and utter overhaul’ of the club at ‘every level’.
West Ham issued lifetime bans to a number of supporters earlier this month following the scenes that marred their 3-0 defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium.
The club’s fans continue to protest against the board, whilst matters are not much better on the field as a run of just one in their last seven Premier League matches has left them down in 17th position in the table.
David Moyes’ side will return to action against fellow strugglers Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and another defeat there would intensify the ill-feeling surrounding the club.
Cottee, who had two separate spells as a player with West Ham, has claimed that ‘there is a lot wrong at the club’.
Cottee told Sky Sports:
“There needs to be a complete and utter overhaul at the club, at probably every level. Can you do that now? I’m not so sure. There are eight games left. It is important that everybody sticks together, the fans, the players, the management.
“Everybody has to stick together at the club to try and get the results to stay in the Premier League and then at the end of the season everything needs to be sorted out, and I mean everything. There is a lot wrong at the club and they cannot afford to be relegated.”
West Ham, who could welcome two players back into the fold this weekend, will face Southampton, Chelsea, Stoke City, Arsenal, Manchester City, Leicester City, Everton and Manchester United in their final eight Premier League games of the season.