All eyes were on David Moyes when West Ham United took to the pitch on Sunday to face Watford at Vicarage Road.
The Scotsman was appointed manager of the Hammers almost two weeks ago following Slaven Bilic’s sacking.
The pressure was on for Moyes to guide the team to their first Premier League win in six attempts, but he failed to so.
West Ham conceded a Will Hughes goal inside the first 11 minutes and they were unable to bounce back as Richarlison nabbed a second for Watford.
Moyes brought in a wealth of coaching experience – including Stuart Pearce and Irvine – to work alongside him as part of his backroom team.
After witnessing the ex-Manchester United manager’s first game in charge, John Hartson, who played for the Hammers between 1997 and 1999, took to Twitter to vent.
The former Wales international believes that Pearce, whose longest spell as a first-team coach was six years with the England Under-21s, is more deserving of the main role.
Should have the job to Pearce.. he is wasted as assistant under this man .
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) November 19, 2017