Things have seemingly turned around at West Ham United of late, ever since the Dimitri Payet saga was aired publicly, with the Hammers recording wins in the first two games without him. It seems the tide had turned on Slaven Bilic, who had been enduring a miserable second campaign, and the Hammers looked to be on the up.
Which is why reports today suggesting the Croatian was again under pressure in east London have shocked the Irons propping up our bar. It’s claimed former Manchester City and Inter Milan chief Roberto Mancini is being lined up as a potential replacement following their 4-0 thumping at the hands of City during midweek.
While that was obviously a disappointing result for those in claret and blue to take, the form of Pep Guardiola’s front three really would have torn most sides apart, so it’s fair to say some of our punters believe this could be somewhat of an overreaction.
So, with that said, here’s how Twitter reacted to the Mancini rumours.
— MR-DMV (@Themacsterdmv) February 3, 2017
So we lose 4-0 against one of the best teams, Mancini's watching and now everyone's calling time on Bilic? Absolute plebs. #COYI
— Lukas (@lu_thirty_1) February 3, 2017
Feel so sorry for the people that went to that game after work. Refund!! Awful showing! What's Mancini doing in the directors box? #whufc
— mike@NailOnTheHead (@_NailOnTheHead) February 1, 2017
Don't want Bilic to go anytime soon, but if the rumours are true, I would like Roberto Mancini as his replacement.
Proven manager. #COYI
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— YEO (@KEITHYEO) February 3, 2017