On 7 November 2017, West Ham United announced that they had appointed David Moyes to take charge of the London Stadium outfit following the sacking of Slaven Bilic.
And, judging by a number of the fan’s reactions to the news on Twitter, it would appear that a number of them were not happy with the decision and took to the social media site to share their frustrations, with the club’s board bearing the brunt of them.
Many had criticised owners David Sullivan and David Gold’s decision by stating that they felt the club had no ambition and were angry with the appointment of the former Manchester United, Sunderland and Everton boss.
Here are just some of their reactions to his appointment at the time…
Looking forward to spending the rest of the season watching an even poorer quality of excruciatingly dull football
— Heather (@heatherdinho) November 7, 2017
SACK THE BOARD
— Italian Irons (@ItalianIrons) November 7, 2017
The club has No ambition, the chairmen need to look at their own position at the Club with the view of seeking new owners for our great Club
— Rhubabs (@coyso_stephen) November 7, 2017
— Marko_Lanzini (@Marko_Lanzini) November 7, 2017
Moyes is the reflection of our board ambition..if WHU board wanted realistic success they would invest properly but they only want our money
— Pete Von Hammer (@pete_von) November 7, 2017
I’d get barred from Twitter if I told you what I was thinking.
— IronLion (@scott161) November 7, 2017
What a depressing start to the day
— Andrew (@_andrewm1993) November 7, 2017
— Charrlliiiit (@lottyloo) November 7, 2017
Sullivan stated that he felt the Scotsman was “the right man to turn things around at the club” and although the season was far from West Ham’s best, Moyes did manage to achieve what he was tasked with doing – and that was to keep them in the Premier League after a rather dreadful start.
Taking charge of the Hammers in the relegation zone, he was always going to face an uphill task, however, he did manage to start to get things rolling for them Irons towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
He can be the man to credit when looking at how Marko Arnautovic has turned out playing in a more central role at the top of the pitch.
However, his stay at the London Stadium was short lived as he decided to leave at the end of the campaign after just six months in the job and has since been taking up plenty of media work.
Although he kept them in the Premier League, West Ham are clearly in a new era, where the owners have shown some of the ambition fans had been calling for with the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini and the money he was given in the summer to improve the squad he inherited.
Fans may be thankful to Moyes for allowing that to happen, however, it is unlikely too many will look back fondly on his time at the London Stadium.
West Ham fans, what did you make of Moyes time at the club? Were you angry when he was appointed as the manager? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.
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