Slaven Bilic celebrates his 50th birthday today and West Ham’s official Twitter account put out a message for the man who represented the club as a player and a manager.
The Croat was a huge fan’s favourite during his playing days and gave the club some good times as the boss, most notably in the 2015/16 season.
However, he was not at his highest point in terms of popularity by the time he was sacked last season. It did look as if he could have taken the club he holds so dear into the Championship.
Now that the dust has had time to settle, and the Hammers find themselves in trouble again, the fans have got their affection back for Bilic.
With Manuel Pellegrini not faring any better than the Croat, some fans have used his birthday to call for Bilic’s return to the club.
We’ve taken a look at some of the best reaction…
*baby come back plays* pic.twitter.com/lqFJ6NltiT
— dan hunter (@deathcabdan) September 11, 2018
bring Bilic back to West Ham! … We should have given 100m to him to spend.
— andy grout (@andygrout) September 11, 2018
Bring back Slav, all is forgiven.
— Nick Zea-Smith (@nickzeasmith) September 11, 2018
— Jack Kurland (@jackkurland) September 11, 2018
— Nikola Birtić (@NikolaBirtic) September 11, 2018
I miss this man 😥
— Mark Lemasurier (@MarkWHUFC88) September 11, 2018
— Thea (@theawillsmore) September 11, 2018