Often maligned over the row with Shearer and the infamous Stinging in the Rain match against the mackems, Ruud Gullit has shown he still has a soft spot for the club. Gullit`s opinion certainly smacks of a man wanting rid of Ashley. Commenting on the latest episode of Northeastenders, he said:
"I think it is terrible for the club. I hope they will find a solution as soon as possible and that they can compete in the future and it will be resolved. There is expectation from the fans, but they just want to have a little bit of success - they are very proud of the club. There is a lot of pressure. It starts at the top and if they are OK there then they have a chance."