By Danny Wright
John Hartson has slammed the West Ham board’s decision to make David Moyes manager and Stuart Pearce his assistant.
The ex-Hammers striker has instead claimed that Pearce should have been given the top job to begin with after Slaven Bilic was sacked earlier this month.
Moyes’ appointment was met with resentment from the West Ham supporters, who were constantly heard aiming chants at the board for ‘ruining their club’ during the 2-0 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.
Now, former Upton Park favourite Hartson has claimed that the wrong man was given the job and ex-Nottingham Forest boss Pearce should have instead been called upon in the wake of Bilic’s dismissal.
“Should have the job to Pearce, he is wasted as assistant under this man,” Hartson said on his personal Twitter account on Sunday.
Should have the job to Pearce.. he is wasted as assistant under this man .
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) November 19, 2017
Moyes watched on helplessly at Vicarage Road as Watford breezed to victory against his newly acquired West Ham side.
Will Hughes and Richarlison scored in each half to earn Marco Silva’s side all three points in what was a very worrying performance from the Irons stars.
Andy Carroll was lucky to have not been handed his marching orders for a hot-headed display while Marko Arnautovic looked to have suffered a broken wrist in the second half, meaning the record signing is likely to miss a clutch of upcoming clashes.
In other West Ham news, David Gold has issued a Twitter plea to the Hammers supporters.