The relationship between West Ham United assistant manager Stuart Pearce and co-owner David Sullivan appears to have gone full circle.
When David Moyes first returned to West Ham in January 2020, he was blocked from bringing back former Hammer of the Year Pearce – who had assisted him in his first spell at the London Stadium.
Speaking in a talkSPORT interview, Pearce revealed Moyes’s plan to bring him back into the Hammers fold for the Scot’s second spell at the club was blocked by Sullivan and fellow co-owner David Gold due to his criticism of them in the past.
Pearce return was blocked by co-owners over past criticism
“The owners felt I was a little bit critical of the regime when we left last time and put the block on it and that was that,” Pearce told talkSPORT at the time.
But Sullivan and Gold performed a U-turn when they allowed Moyes to reappoint Pearce at the start of last season.
The decision paid off as Pearce did his bit to help West Ham record their record Premier League points haul and into the Europa League.
Sullivan reveals joy at West Ham’s ‘total unity’
Indeed West Ham fans have relished being back and supporting their new-look side under Moyes.
So much so the negativity and resentment many hold towards the owners has been left at the door.
And it seems the broken relationship between Pearce and the West Ham owners has come full circle.
Pearce and Sullivan relationship goes full circle as assistant echoes co-owner’s United West Ham comments
That’s after Pearce echoed Sullivan’s sentiments when the unity at West Ham was put to the Hammers coach during an interview on talkSPORT.
“Our fans I’ve got to say have been absolutely sensational you know,” Pearce said on talkSPORT Breakfast on Tuesday morning.
“Down at Southampton, Leeds and at Manchester United (in the Carabao Cup) and obviously away at Zagreb.
‘It’s a real united club at the moment’
“They’ve been absolutely sensationally behind the team.
“It’s a real united club at the moment which is fantastic to see and hear on matchdays.”