West Ham United fans are by and large unimpressed on Twitter by the rumours suggesting that Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca is wanted by the Hammers.
According to Sam Inkersole on Twitter, a reputable journalist on all things regarding the East London club, the Irons held a meeting with the Portuguese supremo with a view to taking over from David Moyes at the London Stadium, and will also speak with the ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery.
So, Paulo Fonseca has met with David Sullivan, the first one through the door. Expecting Unai Emery at some point soon as well but there are concerns over his lack of English.
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) May 14, 2018
Moyes guided West Ham to a 13th place league finish in the Premier League but his contract at the club came to an end at midnight on Sunday, leading to speculation he might not be given the role on a more permanent basis.
It was then reported by ESPN journalist Pete O’Rourke after holding talks with the board on Monday, that the Scot had left the club.
Hearing David Moyes has left West Ham after talks with the club today. #WHUFC
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) May 14, 2018
Fonseca is out of contract with Shakhtar this summer and has been in charge of the club since 2016 where he has managed to guide the Ukranian club to their second successive top flight title.
Despite the fact that the Portuguese has bagged silverware wherever he has managed, that does not seem to be enough of a lure to excite the Hammers faithful, who were more interested in taking advantage of the manager’s command of the English language on social media.
Here is a selection of Twitter reactions from supporters after hearing the news:
Hahahahaha. He won’t understand “budgets a fiver”, so could work in their favour
— DrewMKII (@DrewWHUmk2) May 14, 2018
Perfect candidate for Sullivan, if the bloke can't speak English he won't understand when he's told what the transfer budget is.
— ⚒⚒⚒Iron in my blood. (@geoffpeters224) May 14, 2018
Don’t think it’s even worth checking. He would want a large sum of cash to be out manager. We know that’s not going to happen.
— WHUFC (@IRONSSSS) May 14, 2018
Better than Moyes lol
— Kevin Marks (@kevstermarks) May 15, 2018
100% pal ……. I’m better than Moyes !!!!
— ⚒ Paul McMahon ⚒ (@Macca11Paul) May 15, 2018
Pochettino barely spoke English to start with and he’s done alright.
— Duncan Chenery⚒ (@DuncanChenery) May 14, 2018
— Dunc9 (@WHU99) May 14, 2018
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