David Gold issues West Ham Twitter plea, gets destroyed by angry masses in response
By Danny Wright
West Ham co-chairman David Gold has pleaded with the clubs’ fans to get behind new manager David Moyes after his appointment was met with widescale criticism.
Moyes was hired by the Hammers board on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after Slaven Bilic was sacked following a two-and-a-half years spell in charge.
However with the former Manchester United and Everton boss being handed just a six-month deal, it seems that Gold and joint-chairman David Sullivan were simply looking for a short-term fix to get them out of the situation they currently find themselves in.
With West Ham in the Premier League relegation zone and Moyes’ last job in football being when he oversaw Sunderland’s demise last season, fans have been left fearful of his appointment, which has moved Gold to take to his personal Twitter account to get the supporters back onside.
“Hello all West Ham fans, the board have made their decision to appoint David Moyes as the new manager can I ask you to get behind him and the team to help push us up the table to safety. Together I believe we can achieve our dreams,” he said.
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Hello all West Ham fans, the board have made their decision to appoint David Moyes as the new manager can I ask you to get behind him and the team to help push us up the table to safety. Together I believe we can achieve our dreams. dg pic.twitter.com/G8dwBI9f43
— David Gold (@davidgold) November 9, 2017
However that plea was met with a lot of animosity from angry fans who have blasted Gold and Sullivan for their alleged cost-cutting in their bid to rescue their season.
Here is a selection of tweets from the fuming masses:
Nope. Cheap appointment and your lack of investment and planning is too obvious. In short, you and Sullivan have been rumbled. #sacktheboard
— Steve Merrett (@steve_merrett) November 9, 2017
I will if you will back him and open your wallets!
— Torbjörn Brunström (@voronin8) November 9, 2017
Behind him and the team, yes. Behind you and the board, NO
— charlie arthur (@charliearthur93) November 9, 2017
— Stuart Quinn (@StewyQ) November 9, 2017
We are behind him and the team just not behind you and those other two ***** . Leave.
— GC (@georgecook__) November 9, 2017
Hello David. As a long time West Ham supporter id like to say this was a terrible decision and I hope he takes us down. We all deserve it for appointing him. Will not get behind the team. eb
— Empy B (@CapableOfFlight) November 9, 2017
Your dream ?? To flog the club to the richest bidder and pocket a load of ££££ to go on top of the ££££ already had from Upton Park and the £££ saved by renting athletic stadium £4mil net spend ?? Did you not see what moyes done at Sunderland ?
— tobi keet⚒ (@tobikeet) November 9, 2017
It seems that no matter what Gold or Sullivan say, they won’t be able to win over the support of the fans, even though Moyes is yet to take charge of a single game.
A win in his first game against Watford at Vicarage Road next Sunday would no doubt alleviate some of the concern, but there is still a very long way to go for the Hammers board to prove themselves right in this decision.
In other West Ham news, this midfielder has returned to the Hammers after being loaned out by Bilic.