It could be argued their reputation off the pitch is a mess too with fans revolting against co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan and their vice-chairman Karren Brady.
Pundits and rival football fans have highlighted just how aggravating the trio's constant and very public outbursts are.
Indeed even Slaven Bilic commented that Sullivan "likes to talk" when the pair's relationship became fraught during the summer transfer window.
The appointment of David Moyes as Bilic's successor did little to endear the trio to supporters with apathy and anger greeting the Scotsman's arrival.
That has subsided since with the loyal and fair Hammers fans pledging to give Moyes their backing.
But that does not mean supporters are happy with the board who have been labelled everything from 'clowns' to 'the unholy trinity' by fans, many of whom want to see them sell up.
Proof, if it were needed, that the trio need to keep quiet and let Moyes be the voice of West Ham from here on in came last week when Gold took to Twitter - as he often does to discuss club matters.
The pensioner riled fans with his comments for which he was promptly savaged.
"Hello all West Ham fans, the board have made their decision to appoint David Moyes as the new manager can I ask you to get behind him and the team to help push us up the table to safety," Gold said on Twitter.
"Together I believe we can achieve our dreams."
Hello all West Ham fans, the board have made their decision to appoint David Moyes as the new manager can I ask you to get behind him and the team to help push us up the table to safety. Together I believe we can achieve our dreams. dg pic.twitter.com/G8dwBI9f43— David Gold (@davidgold) November 9, 2017
It's fair to say fans did not take kindly to the inference that achieving Premier League safety constitutes the realisation of dreams.
After all supporters were promised a new era of ambition in the pursuit of challenging the Premier League elite as the carrot for reluctantly leaving their beloved Boleyn Ground home.
Gold received 885 replies to his post... the vast majority of which were negative, here's a small selection reflecting the reaction.
To support an administration that wants to make money off fans. Not invest. Ruined a club and tradition to feed there pockets? They're worse than those who wear half and half stuff— Nathan Dean (@BubbaNathan) November 9, 2017
Are you and your board for real terrible decision we will always support West Ham but you lot have made us a joke, broken promises— Mark Eaton (@markeaton1967) November 9, 2017
You, along with Sullivan @karren_brady are an absolute embarrassment. Seven years ago you promised champions league football, an amazing stadium & world class players. Now you are asking for help to keep us from being relegated, we rent a running track & have David Moyes. Go away— Misswhu3 (@misswhu3) November 9, 2017
You haven’t got to ask anyone to get behind there team is you and your two money grabbing partners that no one wants to get behind fact— Gerrard (@Gerald6Gerald) November 9, 2017
From dreams of champions league in 7 years to dreams of survival fair play we've come on leaps and bounds— Stuart Alford (@stu_art_viii) November 9, 2017
We always will get behind the team Dave, that’s what makes your business model work.— Canning Town Len (@CanningTownLen) November 9, 2017
You’re so confident you can achieve your dreams under Moyes you’ve given him a bumper 6 month contract. Speaks volumes— Mark Carter (@markcarter1986) November 9, 2017
Will always support the club, not this board...you need to take a good look at your actions & conduct over recent years— David Ashworth (@ashworth_david) November 9, 2017
Behind him and the team, yes. Behind you and the board, NO— charlie arthur (@charliearthur93) November 9, 2017
Hello Mr Gold. I will give David Moyes my full support and whichever 11 players he chooses to play. I will not, however, support you or your co-chairman— Bubbles the bear (@bubbles_bear1) November 9, 2017
David, if you spent some of our £270m odd turnover, we could dream a lot bigger than just safety. Imagine.— Pep Harris ⚒ (@UglyKidPep) November 9, 2017
You want fans to get behind him what about you doing what you promised to do retracable seats instead of being miles away,marquee signings,challenging for champions league positions like many fans sick of failed promises much money did you make off west ham last season— Chris mcnulty (@Chrismcnulty75) November 9, 2017
That's the first time I've seen a "vote of confidence" from the Chairman before a match has even been played.— simon stephens (@StephensSimon) November 10, 2017
Hello money grabbing owner. You and Sullivan have achieved your dreams. Our dreams will be achieved when you are gone. kp— Kim P (@KimWHU) November 9, 2017