Many West Ham United fans have been left to bemoan an update on Alan Irvine as the club’s website confirmed that he has left his role as assistant manager.
The 62-year-old will now take on a new technical advisory position to assist David Moyes and his coaching staff for the 2021/22 term.
The website describes him as a ‘hugely respected figure’ and ‘one of the finest coaches in the English game, admired and respected by players and his peers in the coaching world’.
Should Irvine have stayed as number 2?
It is not just Moyes who had contributed to the great work on the pitch last season, with which the East London club managed a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League and therefore qualified for the UEFA Europa League, but Irvine as well played a big part, and so it will be a huge loss not to have him right on the touchline.
Although he is still working with the Hammers, several Irons supporters have been left to bemoan the Scotsman not being able to work alongside Moyes from the touchline during games.
West Ham fans on Irvine update
These WHU fans flocked to the update as it was shared on Twitter, with one even going as far as to claim that they were ‘gutted’:
“I don’t consider this good news at all”
“That’s not good. He is well liked. Respected coach. Carlton Cole was talking about how good he is”
“Gutting I liked him”
“That’s not good news, need to keep that group together”
“Ah gutted, top coach he is!”
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