West Ham United confirmed the appointment of David Moyes as their new manager on Tuesday, and fans of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur were quick to have their say on the news.
West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the Club’s manager. pic.twitter.com/AIOWnHWn27
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 7, 2017
The Scot has signed a six-month contract and replaces Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday with the club lying in 18th position in the Premier League table following the 4-1 defeat against Liverpool at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Just 10 days earlier Spurs surrendered a 2-0 goal lead to lose 3-2 to the Irons in the Carabao Cup fourth round at Wembley, but that result wasn’t enough to convince the board to keep Bilic.
Moyes takes charge of the Hammers following disappointing spells with Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland, who were relegated to the Championship under his leadership last term.
Tottenham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the appointment, and while one said he was “so happy”, another said the announcement must be “depressing” for West Ham fans.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
West Ham supporters are like the kids opening a present from a distant relative excited only to find out its socks or moyes 😂😂 #COYS
— I am the walrus (@davidcaplin46) November 7, 2017
— Keith Allen (@Keithaallen) November 6, 2017
West Ham confirm R̶e̶l̶e̶g̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ David Moyes as Manager #COYS
— Stuart Gibson (@stusp) November 7, 2017
That's just brilliant. #westham
— SpursManDan (@SpursManDan) November 7, 2017
Its fine west ham fans, you beat spurs at Wembley ,everything is fine. I'm sure Moyes wont get you relegated 😂😂😂
— Alessandro (@alexmuscella) November 7, 2017
Even as a Spurs fan I have sympathy for West Ham fans. Players have been poor, transfers poor & hard to see Moyes being the answer!
— Will Booms (@booms1405) November 7, 2017
As a Tottenham Hotspur fan, I am delighted with the appointment of David Moyes… enjoy.
— Maldon & Tiptree EJA (@Hullbridge_EJA) November 6, 2017
Oh dear poor old West Ham get Moyes! How depressing
— Snap (@Snap_THFC) November 7, 2017
— jimmerrrr (@jafairbairn) November 7, 2017
David Moyes 😂 https://t.co/3vIYlLBdWa
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) November 7, 2017