West Ham United manager David Moyes has exactly the same record in terms of results in his first 18 Premier League matches in charge of the club that Slaven Bilic had in his final 18 top flight games before he was sacked earlier this season, and Irons fans have all been saying the same thing about the duo.
West Ham's first 18 league games under Moyes:
West Ham's last 18 league games under Bilic:
— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) March 4, 2018
The east London outfit looked to be in real danger of relegation when the Croatian was sacked in November following a poor start to the campaign, and Moyes certainly wasn’t the popular choice to succeed the fans’ favourite.
However, the Scot ended 2017 well with his team as they looked tighter at the back and began to find the net, although they have struggled so far in 2018 and were beaten 4-1 by Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, with their manager’s comments in the aftermath of that defeat angering the fans.
West Ham supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the two bosses, and they don’t believe they have made any progress following the mid-season change.
While one said Moyes “is doing basically what Bilic was”, another said “we look equally as bad under Moyes as we did Slav”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Like every manager. He was great at the start though he had us in the right direction but is doing basically exactly what bilic was
— Martin (@martin__200) March 5, 2018
His record Is no better that Bilic's
— TheGeeMan (@TheGeeMan007) March 5, 2018
Opens your eyes a bit really. Credit Moyes his got arnie playing his best football along with ogbonna. But other than that pretty much same ole same ole. Next season no matter what league we are in we need a clear out
— Rob Bryan (@RobBryan1987) March 4, 2018
Bilic and moyes practically having the same record after 18 games shows that we’re going nowhere, the tingns is because moyes has got arno playing the board will give him a new contract, it’s the sad truth
— lew (@ffslewiss) March 5, 2018
I have been saying it for ages that we would be in a simular if not better position if we had kept Bilic
Sacked Bilic was the correct move HOWEVER signing Moyes was the wrong move
— C91 Falcons FC (@SV2K18) March 5, 2018
I thought we were under the impression that we had a good squad but Bilic couldn’t get the best out of them? Moyes has come in and… can’t get the best out of them either. Bilic should have gone, but let’s not pretend we have got that much better.
— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) March 5, 2018
We look equally as bad under Moyes as we did Slav. Failed his job interview I’m afraid.
Saying that we needed another defensive midfielder and centre half in the window and the board didn’t stump up.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) March 3, 2018