Poor Gianfranco Zola. The likeable Italian trots into his first management job at West Ham, and as soon as he’s slid into the hotseat, the club begins to crumble. The Tevez scandal has whirled back into view, and this time it is threatening to leave the Hammers up a creek without a paddle.
The latest on the whole Tevez jamboree is that Sheffield United’s players are planning to sue:
At least ten of the players who were relegated with Sheffield United have taken the first step in launching their own multi-million pound legal action against West Ham.
Their Bramall Lane employers are already demanding more than £30million after an independent Football Association tribunal concluded that they should be compensated by West Ham in the wake of the Carlos Tevez scandal.
But now the players who have suffered financially as a result of United’s relegation to the Championship in May 2007 have opened discussions with a leading UK sports lawyer in a bid to make their own claim for compensation. (Daily Mail)
With West Ham facing action not only from Sheffield United but a wave a lawsuits from their players too, you have to wonder just how the club are going to be able to afford it. Alan Curbishley quit over an argument about players being sold, and if the directors felt that the club was in such dire financial shape that players had to be sold, then how do they feel now!?