By Danny Wright
BT Sport commentator Adam Virgo has blasted West Ham for not splashing the cash to bring in a “top manager” after David Moyes was confirmed as Slaven Bilic’s successor on Tuesday.
Bilic was axed by the Hammers board on Monday morning but less than 24 hours later, former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes was announced as the new London Stadium boss, despite leading Sunderland to relegation last season.
West Ham are in dire straights at the moment as they currently occupy the Premier League relegation zone.
Moyes has been handed a six-month deal and the task of keeping the Hammers afloat in the English top-flight but ex-Celtic player Virgo clearly doesn’t believe he is the man for the job.
Virgo, who also does commentary for TalkSport and Eurosport, also brought up the West Ham board’s tendency to overspend on transfers, using last season’s loan-flop Zaza as a prime example.
“West Ham owners very happy to pay £4.5million loan fee for Zaza but won’t spend any money to break a top manager contract to take over,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday.
Zaza joined the Hammers last season on loan from Juventus, but after 11 games and zero goals, he was sent back to Italy despite them having the option to buy him permanently at the end of the season, wasting the seven-figure fee spent to bring him in.
It was one of a number of big-money flops the Hammers have had in the last couple of seasons.
Marko Arnautovic become the London club’s record signing in the summer and has so far done absolutely nothing to prove that he has the ability to be their top player.
In other West Ham news, Sam Allardyce has explained how Moyes will win over the Hammers supporters.