Alan Irvine is stepping down as deputy manager of West Ham United (The Athletic) for personal reasons.
And some Hammers fans are really concerned about the shock announcement.
The Scot has been part of the backroom team put together by David Moyes since he returned to the London Stadium as West Ham boss in December 2019.
David Moyes and Alan Irvine (Photo by Arfa Griffiths / West Ham United FC via Getty Images)
Irvine has done admirably and is clearly a man Moyes trusts and respects.
Losing him as our assistant manager will no doubt be a heavy blow to the Hammers.
It has been reported that Irvine will remain with the club in some sort of advisory role.
However, it’s still disappointing considering how much he put into his role.
Alan Irvine and David Moyes (Photo by Arfa Griffiths / West Ham United FC via Getty Images)
Alan Irvine news annoys many West Ham fans
Hammer’s boss David Moyes now has to appoint a new number two. It remains to be seen who that will be, but Billy McKinlay is considered a leading candidate for his compatriot’s replacement (Daily Mail).
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter to respond to news that Alan Irvine was stepping down from his role as the club’s assistant manager.
This is not good news, I have to keep this group together
– Ricky Forrest (@rickwhufc) May 26, 2021
Ah gutted, he is a top trainer!
– Lee (@westhampep) May 26, 2021
This is not good. He is very popular. Respected trainer. Carlton Cole talked about how good he is
– Mark (@ jeffers4045) May 26, 2021
The great organizer of the back room, Moye’s Eyes and Ears, is very much respected and missed in the game
– West Ham Dreamer (@DreamerHam) May 26, 2021
Other than Alan Irvine stepping down from his number 2 duties – such a shame. The entire coaching team was brilliant and losing Irvine is a blow.
It’s a shame he won’t be in the underbrush next season when we play in Europe! He helped get us there 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Pz0zRJVHcF
– Sam (@ Sam6WHU) May 26, 2021
Gutting I liked him 😩👎
– Ryan ⚒ (@ RyanWestHam1999) May 26, 2021
Typically it’s not buddy. Things start to turn for us and then we lose an excellent number 2.
– ⚒ Lew …… only Lew ‘⚒ (@ClaretBluBlood) May 26, 2021
Gonna be a big, big miss I’m sure Moyes has someone on his mind
– Spencer Robinson (@ Spangle1972) May 27, 2021
We can only wish Irvine all the best and thank him for the wonderful job he has done in his role as assistant manager.
Good luck, Alan!
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