These Four Managers Reportedly Rejected The West Ham Job Before They Hired David Moyes

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It's safe to say that West Ham fans aren't happy with the appointment of David Moyes as their new manager. They're probably even less happy with the rumoured hiring of Stuart Pearce as his number two.

Replacing Slaven Bilic in the Hammers hot-seat, the experienced pair more than make up for their lack of footballing success with the sheer amount of unfiltered rage that simmers under their haunted faces at all-times. That's bound to be good for something, right?

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But according to Sky Italy, the former Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland manager wasn't even the Irons' first choice.

Or the second. Not even the third or fourth. In fact, before he accepted the role, Carlo Ancelotti, Ronald Koeman, Sean Dyche and Paulo Sousa reportedly received and rejected the same offer.

Amidst backlash from the West Ham fans, Joint-Chairman David Sullivan released this statement in support of the under-fire Scot.

"We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the Club," Sullivan said. "He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.

"He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a Club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again."

Never too early to crack out the vote of confidence, eh David?