West Ham are rock bottom of the Premier League with zero points to their name following a string of defeats to Liverpool, Bournemouth, Arsenal and most recently Wolves.
As a result, manager Manuel Pellegrini’s future at the club is already being called into question despite the Chilean only arriving back in May.
The former Manchester City and Real Madrid boss, however, is confident he can still turn things around and is refusing to alter his methods having had success with them at previous clubs who were in similar predicaments to West Ham.
Speaking ahead of West Ham’s clash against Everton tomorrow at Goodison Park, Pellegrini said (via West Ham official club website): “I started with Villarreal and we had three points from the first 15 and we finished third in the table.
“After that with Malaga when I arrived in the first season, the team was in the relegation zone. We lost five or six games in a row but we continued in the same way. We were improving every day a little bit more until the results arrived.”
Pellegrini’s decision to stick to his guns is a brave one and, ultimately, the reason why he was appointed by the West Ham board.
The 64-year-old arrived in east London with the expectation of being able to deliver a sexier brand of football at the London Stadium, which has yet to be seen.
It is still early days, of course, and Pellegrini should most certainly be given the time to try implement his philosophy. However, if results do not get better soon, the West Ham boss must try something else.
If not, the ex-Malaga manager and West Ham could both find themselves in some serious trouble as the season goes on.