The West Ham United fans here in the Transfer Tavern don’t know what to make of life right now. With David Moyes recently installed as the club’s new saviour, the punters propping up the bar are split in their opinion.
Some can’t believe the Scotsman has been handed the job, while others are starting to believe the former Everton coach can actually sort things out over in east London. Still, he certainly does come with a bad reputation after some poor stints in his last few jobs.
Clearly, there’s an element of frustration amongst some of our punters clad in claret and blue. Indeed, that’s only been added to following comments in the Sun.
In a story profiling Roberto Mancini’s reported big demands to move back to the Premier League, they reveal that David Gold and David Sullivan were put off a move for the Italian after refusing to cough up a big fee to take him out of Zenit St. Petersburg.
Though the former Manchester City is a divisive figure, he’d have been a bigger appointment than Moyes and did win the Premier League with the Sky Blues, so an apparent refusal to stump up the cash has frustrated our resident Hammers.
Mancini would certainly have been a more popular appointment, though his man management skills may not have suited a relegation battle. Perhaps Moyes is a safer one, to be fair to Gold and Sullivan.