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.
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.
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.
Fans hit out at owners over lack of ambition
And a number of Everton fans even chimed in to agree with the Hammers faithful.
A reminder that Everton were below us when they sacked Marco Silva. Now fighting to get into the Champions League under Ancelotti.
West Ham, however, have gone back to the manager with lowest win % in their history and sit 18th with 12 games left.
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) February 19, 2020
You know why ? Because they went out and got a top class manager why we just got the cheapest possible yes man
— will earle (@willearle_) February 19, 2020
If that alone doesn’t turn people against the owners, I don’t know what will #GSBOUT
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) February 19, 2020
Ancelloti wouldn’t even have considered us, unfortunately, because he strikes me as someone with integrity. No-one with that quality would want to work for our owners now. Their reputation precedes them and it’s the fans that will ultimately pay the price.
— OldCastleSwift (@OldCastleSwift) February 19, 2020
West Ham have a decent squad on paper too. Far too much quality to be where they are but unfortunately the manager is a rain cloud who doesn’t know how to set out to win a game and play on the front foot.
— Terry McAllister (@terrymcallister) February 19, 2020
One word – ‘ambition’
It’s like going back to an ex that meant nothing to you, youd have been better of with silva after we binned him
— John Tully NSNO (@JohnTul49872059) February 19, 2020
— tony knights (@noggin44) February 19, 2020
I often hear football pundits say Moyes is a winner ? I don’t recall him ever winning anything . West Ham will get what they deserve . Down the Hammers .
— Silasdogood Esq (@DavidStonehous7) February 20, 2020
He went to a better team with a better squad and a better board. He didnt even want to come here for those very reasons.
— Chris (@west_ham_mad1) February 19, 2020
Perhaps. But what’s certain is that Everton’s squad is a million miles better than ours. What so many seem blind to is just how rank this squad of players is. Utter rubbish from front to back with a decent keeper, one good but developing midfielder and a half decent striker
— John (@TheTiltman) February 20, 2020
Shows yet another joke decision from The joke of a regime.. A manager anywhere near the class of an ancelotti won’t wanna work with such a Muppet regime.. Clowns
— Grant Carter (@GrantCa44579231) February 19, 2020