West Ham fans react on Twitter to Allardyce departure, want Bilic as his replacement

Sam Allardyce

Online reaction from West Ham fans after it was announced they will be appointing a new manager next season.

West Ham United have parted company with Sam Allardyce and the club's supporters generally appear to be satisfied with the decision.

The announcement was made almost immediately after the final whistle went during West Ham's last Premier League game of the season - and many fans want Slaven Bilic in as the 60-year-old's replacement...

 2015 WonDrawnLostPointsAppearances
Aston Villa 20 8 48 68 19
Burnley 16 20 40 68 19
West Ham 12 28 36 64 19
Newcastle 12 16 48 52 19
QPR 12 12 52 48 19

As Opta stats show, West Ham would be in the relegation zone based on their form in 2015, with only Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United - the side that beat them on Sunday afternoon - accumulating less points than the Hammers in that time.

Both of the struggling sides have also won just as many games as the Irons did under Allardyce and the east London side's form makes it clear a parting of the ways is best for all.

As for his replacement, Bilic did indeed seem the best of the available candidates, considering the fact Rafa Benitez is on his way to Real Madrid and Jurgen Klopp isn't in favour of moving to Upton Park, with David Moyes also not tempted, according to the Daily Mail.

Perhaps Roberto Di Matteo's availability may change that but Bilic is a former West Ham defender and several supporters called for him on Twitter after the Newcastle defeat, as well as celebrating Big Sam's departure...

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