According to the reliable Twitter user @ExWHUemployee on Episode 61 of the West Ham Way radio show, West Ham United have held ‘informal discussions’ with Ronald Koeman as a potential replacement for the under-fire Slaven Bilic, but Irons fans are divided on the rumour.
The club have also recently held 'informal discussions' with former Everton boss Ronald Koeman.
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) November 1, 2017
While the Croatian relieved some of the pressure on his shoulders with a 3-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup at Wembley last week, it instantly returned at the weekend when his side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with bottom-of-the-table Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
With the two-week international break following this weekend’s clash against Liverpool at the London Stadium the Hammers board could decide to make a change, and Koeman – who was sacked by Everton last month following a disappointing start to the season – may well be one of the main contenders to succeed Bilic if he is relieved of his duties.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the story via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While some said he is “what we are screaming out for”, others said “please don’t let this be true”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Not sure why ppl wouldn’t take Koeman. 6th and 7th place finishes 2 seasons in PL and plays youth. What we are screaming out for
— G (@gdizzle1981) November 1, 2017
Please don’t let this be true
— David Thompson (@Daveygravy84) November 1, 2017
Not a step up ⚒
— ⚒RUSTYHAMMER⚒ (@DeanoTy) November 1, 2017
What a joke
— Gary.Boreham (@boreham_gary) November 1, 2017
I’ve not problem about him. He did well with Southampton and first year with Everton. He is Much better than Bilic, but that’s not a merit.
— Ledrian Paulter (@LedrianPaulter) November 2, 2017
Think he would at least get respect from the players
— Chris (@west_ham_mad1) November 1, 2017
Woukd like him. Would play the youth.
— YEO (@KEITHYEO) November 1, 2017