Former West Ham United star Don Hutchison has given his backing to a new concept anniversary kit design.
The Hammers go into the last of a five year deal with kit maker Umbro next season.
The firm replaced fans’ favourites Adidas as kit manufacturers. And according to speculation from SAB meetings with vice-chairman Karren Brady it will be replaced by Nike for the 2020/21 season.
West Ham entering last season with Umbro
Umbro will want to go out in style, quite literally.
And they should be mindful that next season marks the 40th anniversary of West Ham’s last major trophy triumph in the FA Cup final over Arsenal.
Commemorating such an important milestone is an unenviable task.
Anniversary concept kit design gets Hutch’s approval
But if the firm’s designers were looking for a little inspiration, then they need look no further after one West Ham fan came up with a beautiful concept kit on Twitter.
The design pays homage to the kit made famous by West Ham’s FA Cup final win in 1980.
It was posted by @whufcphotos with the message: “2019/20 West Ham concept shirt designs. Over the next few months I will be creating a range of 2019/20 concept shirt designs, let me know what you think.
“With next season marking 40 years since our FA Cup Final victory over Arsenal, my first design in this thread is an away shirt that pays homage to that success back in 1980.”
Looks class! ⚒ https://t.co/G1PEVi7NOe
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) March 21, 2019
Umbro take note
West Ham fans have already been voting in their numbers as to whether they like the design.
But it has received the backing of former Hammer Hutchison, who played over 100 games for the club over two spells.
“Looks class,” Hutchison responded on Twitter with thumbs up and crossed Hammers emojis.
Umbro take note.