The West Ham United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to the new season now that Manuel Pellegrini has been revealed as the club’s new boss. Indeed, the Chilean replaces the universally unpopular David Moyes at the helm and his appointment is seen as a coup amongst our punters clad in claret and blue.
However, though the former Manchester City boss brings a huge level of excitement with him, the Hammers’ board remains the same. In the likes of David Gold, Karren Brady and David Sullivan, the Irons are never short of frustration and recent reports suggesting cult-hero James Collins received news he would not be kept on at the club via an email only added to that.
The Welshman has given 11 years of service to the East London outfit and is adored by fans so suggestions he would not get the send off many people believe he deserves has invoked the ire of many Irons. So, you can imagine the reaction online when the club posted official confirmation that the veteran defender would depart.
“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks for the outstanding service James has given West Ham United down the years."https://t.co/ry6J1eWFw3
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 24, 2018
Just for fun, here’s a closer look at the way Twitter reacted.
— Ben (@73y6t87rfnijvn) May 24, 2018
— West Ham COYI (@TheHammers_) May 24, 2018
So it’s taken you a week to post that after you informed him by email? Class…..
— Christopher Carr (@Christo94779588) May 24, 2018
— Espen Bye (@Mr_Latterlig) May 24, 2018
Can't believe you treated him the way you did. #testimonialforginge
— Billy Bamber (@billy_bamber_95) May 24, 2018
Give him a testimonial and an option to coach
— Connor Tuttle (@Cjktuttle) May 24, 2018
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