“I want to be competing against elite managers and elite clubs, nearly all the jobs I’ve been in have involved that. The job now is to get West Ham competing against elite clubs regularly.
“It is a really big opportunity for somebody to get hold of the club and get it going right.”
He added: “Yes, it’s too ambitious, yes. But I am ambitious. And because of that, I’m not going to stop dreaming about it or trying to do it.
“If this interview was taking place a year ago, you’d be saying ‘David, how are you going to avoid relegation?’.