Cottee reveals why West Ham fans are frustrated after Moyes appointed
By John Reid
Former West Ham striker Tony Cottee has said that the club’s fans would be frustrated no matter who was appointed manager of the struggling team.
David Moyes has been named manager until the end of the season, and Cottee believes that one of the main reasons that he has received such a poor reception from fans is that West Ham have been in a 37 year trophy drought.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Cottee said: “The fans are frustrated. I think whoever you put in as manger of West Ham there’d be moaning at the moment.
“They haven’t won anything for 37 years. Swansea have won since then, Stoke, Leicester, Wigan…why can’t West Ham win something?
That’s the frustration.”
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West Ham haven’t won a trophy since they defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the FA Cup Final of 1980.
They last reached a final in 2006, when they lost an epic FA Cup Final to Liverpool on penalties after a 3-3 draw after extra time.
The appointment of Moyes has not gone down well at the Olympic Stadium, due to his poor recent managerial record at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland.
Moyes’ first match as West Ham manager is an away trip to Watford followed by a home game against Leicester City.
In other West Ham news, a club legend believes that Moyes will succeed at the club