By 90Min
November 07, 2017

Slaven Bilic's sacking at West Ham is something that has divided opinion among neutral football fans. Many feel a tad sorry for the Croatian, whilst some claim he was lucky to have lasted as long as he did.

One man who has no love lost for the now-former manager, though, is Alvaro Arbeloa, who took to Twitter to respond in a pretty classless manner.


Bleacher Report (@brfootball) had tweeted out the news at 3:07am on Monday and the Spaniard, catching wind at 11:08am, replied coldly: "Better late than never."

It is quite rare for players or even ex-players to come out and comment on matters relating to a managerial sacking, but even rarer for them to condemn them so cuttingly, especially so soon after.

Arbeloa represented the Hammers for the 2016/17 season in his final outing before retiring, and endured a fairly miserable time at the London Stadium.

The 34-year-old made just three appearances under Bilic, and was part of a group that failed to deliver in their debut season at their new stomping ground, going on to finish 11th after a rocky two-thirds.

West Ham relieved Bilic of his duties and have now turned to David Moyes to help steer them away from a relegation battle this season.

The club currently sit 18th in the Premier League table having won just two out of their opening 11 matches, and have enlisted the help of a man who has failed in his last three managerial jobs.

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