West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has accepted that it is the club’s board that must take full responsibility for the current state the Hammers find themselves in.
It has been a tumultuous campaign for the Irons in 2017-18, with the fans irate over what has been happening both on and off the pitch.
Tensions reached fever pitch in the 3-0 home defeat to Burnley last weekend, with West Ham fans staging a protest against the club’s owners and storming the pitch.
The high-profile incidents show how much the supporters care about the team and just how disengaged they are with Brady, David Gold and David Sullivan.
In her regular column in The Sun, the West Ham vice-chairman has backed down and admitted that the board must recognise the fans’ frustrations and accept the responsibility.
“Let me be frank. The Board takes full responsibility for our predicament,” Brady told The Sun.
“Ultimately the table does not lie and just like the team we are judged on our position.
“Every fan has a view on players, manager and team formation but it is our job to put in place a structure that allows our players and team management to secure the necessary results.”
While there have been some signs of improvement on the pitch under David Moyes, West Ham are still not out of the Premier League relegation mire.
However, it is the unprofessionalism and constant embarrassment away from the action that has a section of the supporters calling for the board to step away from the club.