West Ham United ladies chairman Jack Sullivan has reacted after seeing next season’s kit for the first time.
The Hammers recently announced it has extended its deal with kit makers Umbro.
West Ham were going into the last of a five-year agreement with the football brand next season.
Umbro readying anniversary kits
Rumours had suggested Nike was being lined up to replace Umbro. But the club’s kits will continue to be made by Umbro until 2023 (whufc.com).
Next season marks 40 years since West Ham’s last major trophy triumph, the 1-0 FA Cup win over Arsenal.
And supporters are expectant that the new kits should do the anniversary justice.
Speculation among West Ham fans claiming to have seen the new kits suggested the home and away shirts will closely resemble the 1980s outfits.
White away, navy third
A navy third kit will also be based on the once made famous when Paolo Di Canio scored that goal at Manchester United in a famous FA Cup win.
Pictures being shared of a design by RevXSports Design apparently bear a striking resemblance to the real thing.
The away shirt will be a replica of the 1980 FA Cup final shirt minus the collar.
Now Jack Sullivan, the son of Hammers co-owner David, has given his reaction on Twitter after seeing the new kit for the first time and highlighted his favourite.
The away kit next season 😍😍😍
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) May 15, 2019
June reveal for July release?
The club usually reveals the new kit in June for pre-orders ahead of a July release so it is a case of watch this space.
Sullivan’s tweet got Hammers fans excited.
Although some do not understand the secrecy given that a number of high profile Premier League clubs have already released theirs.
Here is a selection of tweets from West Ham fans.
— Socios.com (@socios) May 15, 2019
The secrecy around our kits each season is ridiculous.
— Mark Harris (@Mark7Harris) May 15, 2019
— Richard Boast (@RichardBoast) May 15, 2019
New kit, wear it twice then the supporters get charged £60, that a good deal!!!
— Dave Wright (@wright6485) May 16, 2019
Oi Jack bro send it to me in the DM’s won’t leak it i promise xo
— Jack Morrow (@jackmorrow06) May 15, 2019
— Lena Starr 🇵🇱 Princess of Spades (@LenaStarrXXX) May 15, 2019
Show show show
— Graham scott (@g_sc0tt) May 15, 2019
Did I come close in PES? pic.twitter.com/bGpm6cjpv8
— Jon (@TYAC_Jon) May 15, 2019
Show it please new home 1 looks the nutz
— Ian Philo (@PhiloIan) May 15, 2019
Will we wear em more than 2 times next season?
— Brecht Van Bockstal (@rammetridis) May 16, 2019