Many West Ham fans were getting nostalgic about Slaven Bilic on Twitter on Monday after a clip of him started doing the rounds.
Remember how he used to occasionally shrug and almost apologetically smile before shaking the opposition manager’s hand at the end of a match, well West Ham Clips have put that into a montage video for us.
This sparked plenty of loving comments and one intriguing discussion about what would have happened if the board backed him properly, after West Ham Fan Zone claimed that he would still be at London Stadium and succeeding.
But the majority did agree with the big admission by the fan account about our ex-gaffer and the board…
If he was properly backed we’d have Carvalho and LaCazette and Payet wouldn’t have left.
— #GSBOUT (@CostiaAHN) March 16, 2020
— Justin Carter-Leay (@leay_carter) March 16, 2020
— ⚒ Jamie Thomas ⚒ (@jaymeeteewhu98) March 16, 2020
Yes they let him down badly…. the Payet issues broke his faith
— Steve Davis (@RUsureIsaidthat) March 16, 2020
And the right coaches. Let’s not forget fitness was a massive issue wen he was manager. Top bloke tho
— dan (@danjarvis21380) March 17, 2020
— Curtis Clarke⚒ (@Curtis_Clarke16) March 17, 2020
Too right. Should’ve binned off Payet sooner and backed him with all they had
— Ross Cording (@6rosco) March 17, 2020