The inevitable happened on Monday when West Ham sacked Slaven Bilic.
Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at London Stadium was the final straw for the club’s chiefs, who “believe a change is now necessary in order for the club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition.”
West Ham’s statement continued: “The club’s search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is underway and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor is expected to be made over the coming days.”
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is widely expected to become West Ham’s new manager, with an announcement reportedly imminent.
Moyes himself has expressed his interest in the position, telling beIN Sports before Bilic’s sacking: “I am interested but at the moment that vacancy has not become available."
Well, now it has, and it seems there’s no going back now for club or manager.
Moyes' reputation has taken a beating
Moyes’ stock has fallen immensely in recent years, starting with his woeful spell as Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement at Old Trafford.
Moyes didn’t last a season as Man United boss and his next job at Real Sociedad was even worse.
The Scot then guided Sunderland to their first relegation in a decade. No wonder so many West Ham supporters are against his impending appointment.
Alvaro Arbeloa posted a stunning tweet
But they need someone after Bilic’s inevitable sacking. West Ham currently sit 18th in the table and are without a win in the league since September.
The Croatian’s dismissal has prompted a quite stunning reaction from former Hammer Alvaro Arbeloa on Twitter.
“Better late than never,” the Spaniard, who spent the 2016-17 season at West Ham, tweeted.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Arbeloa’s remark.
The former Real Madrid defender made just four competitive appearances for the club before announcing his retirement in June.
It’s not surprising Arbeloa has taken a shot at Bilic when you read what he said after he left West Ham
“Things this season did not come out as I had dreamed,” he told Marca.
”It has been complicated. It’s something that when it comes to my mind I try not to think much about.”