West Ham fans excited about the arrival of new director of football Mario Husillos have had their bubble well and truly burst by Malaga supporters.

News broke via the club’s official website of Husillos’ appointment on Wednesday after weeks of speculation that Mario Husillos would be reuniting with Manuel Pellegrini at the London Stadium.

Initially the feeling amongst the majority was that of promise and excitement – until supporters of relegated Malaga weighed in on the discussions.

Husillos may have overseen the club’s most successful period in its history a few years ago when they got as far as the Champions League quarter-finals and finished sixth in La Liga, but he returned for a second spell in January at La Rosaleda tasked with securing players to keep the club in the Spanish top tier.

His stint did not go at all to plan, with most of his immediate signings failing to settle and make the desired impact. Even though he was up against it from the moment he walked back in, he received a lot of the blame for Malaga’s tumble into the Segunda Division at the end of the season – and now the fans have responded to the Hammers supporters seeing the positives in Husillos’ appointment.

On the face of things it seems like a good appointment since Husillos and Pellegrini have worked together before, and they could well be successful together in the Premier League, but scorned Malaga fans want to make sure their English counterparts know the full story regarding their new director football.

Here are some of the responses: 


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