West Ham United fans have hit out at co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold over a sliding doors moment involving Everton.

When Everton and West Ham sacked Marco Silva and Manuel Pellegrini respectively, David Moyes held talks with both clubs (Sky Sports).

A large section of supporters of both West Ham and Everton did not want Moyes back at their club.

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Hammers fans wanted Ancelotti

Some West Ham fans were desperate to see the club make a move for Ancelotti, who had said he would consider managing the East Londoners back in 2011 in an interview with the now defunct News of the World.

“I would coach West Ham – why not,” he told News of the World.

“The atmosphere at West Ham is amazing.”

In the end Everton lured the Italian to Goodison Park while the Hammers settled on Moyes.

Everton were below West Ham when they sacked Silva. Now the Toffees are fighting to get into the Champions League under Ancelotti.

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Galling contrast in fortunes sparks fan unrest

West Ham meanwhile have re-appointed the manager with lowest win percentage in the club’s history and sit 18th in the Premier League with 12 games to go.

The contrast in fortunes is chastening.

And the irony is not lost on West Ham fans.

Scores of them to social media after the defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night to hit out at Sullivan and Gold for their lack of ambition.

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Fans hit out at owners over lack of ambition

And a number of Everton fans even chimed in to agree with the Hammers faithful.


One word – ‘ambition’

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