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West Ham coach sacked following an internal investigation

West Ham United have sacked a man who was claimed to be a popular coach of theirs following an internal investigation, according to reports.

Jerome John, the club’s academy goalkeeping coach, has been axed by the Hammers over being accused that he bought equipment with club money with the intention of selling it on privately.

Sportsmail stated that the decision to terminate his time with the Premier League outfit came after an internal investigation at the end of last year.

West Ham also believed he intended to sell the purchased gloves privately on the club’s budget, leaving them no choice but to get rid.

Jerome John was suspended pending club enquiries, before a decision was made to dismiss him.

It’s understood that the East London based club followed up all the appropriate and proper processes ahead of the decision to remove the academy goalkeeping coach, who declined to comment when contacted by the media. West Ham have also chosen not to say anything.

Jerome John was with West Ham’s academy set-up as a player before departing as a 19-year-old. The goalkeeper endured a non-league career with the likes of Enfield and Kingstonian before signing a deal to head back to his boyhood club as a coach back in 2007.

During his playing career, he managed to win a Ryman League title, was victorious in the 1999 FA Trophy while with Kingstonian, and has also played representative football for the FA.

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He came back to them initially as an understudy to head goalkeeping coach Ludo Miklosko.

He has been described to have been a much loved, popular member of staff behind the scenes and had been working under Billy Lepine, who is the head of academy goalkeeping.

David Moyes has put in some changes to the West Ham academy since coming back to the Hammers in 2019, however those changes of plans are not linked to John’s departure.

Whilst one member of West Ham staff goes out the door, another one comes in as just a week ago we reported how an ex-porn star has joined.

The Hammers have named Eve Vorley, a director of X-rated films such as ‘Lesbian Student Nurses’ and ‘Horny Housewives on the Job’, to their board. We really can’t believe we’ve just said those words either!

Her real name is Emma Benton-Hughes, is also the partner of West Ham’s co-chairman David Sullivan and has often been spotted at the London Stadium watching the Hammers in action on numerous occasions.

Now, she has been named as a director at the club who are 7th in the Premier League table, taking 32 points from 19 games played so far this season.

The 55-year-old woman used to be a Page 3 girl and involved in a number of adult films in the late 90s and early 2000s.

She was then starring in films such as ‘Lesbian Nurses’, ‘Electric Blue: Nude Wives – Private Parts’ and ‘Naked Neighbours’, and directed films including ‘Horny Housewives on the Job’ and ‘Sex Mad Secretaries’.

Benton-Hughes has directed adult entertainment videos such as 'Lesbian Nurses'

The ex-porn star has been appointed a director at West Ham, alongside Sullivan’s son Dave. Sullivan’s other son, Jack, is currently the managing director of West Ham’s women’s team.

Gold’s other businesses include the likes of Ann Summers, we all know what they sell, along with another lingerie chain named Knickerbox. They are now run by his daughter, Jacqueline, who is estimated to be worth £470m, making her the 16th richest woman in Britain.

Fans reacted after finding out that West Ham coach Jerome John has been sacked following an internal investigation…

@StuartQuinn17: That explains where all the Diangana money went

@liamje28: Fucking hell the geezer ordered a £12 pair of gloves and they sacked him

@Calvino82619116: They fired a man because he bought gloves, couldn’t of just taken it out of his monthly wage?

@IronsSparky: Ohhhh fuck off

@USA_Ricee: Legend

@UpperGwladysBlu: Peak West Ham story.

@levibessss: Ohh that’s why we have a low transfer budget makes sense

@ForeverAYellow: wtf haha, never seen a story like this one before. I suppose West Ham don’t want someone who could do such a thing at the club

@MarkHarrison23: So that’s where our transfer budget went

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