West Ham United haven’t had the best start to the season. The east London club are currently 16th in the Premier League after 12 games, just five points clear of the drop-zone.
It has led to speculation surrounding manager Manuel Pellegrini, and whether or not he is the correct man to take the Hammers forward this term, with the manager even feeling the need to respond directly to the uncertainty around his future.
Considering the amount of investment that West Ham put into their side during the summer – spending over £70m on signings such as Sebastien Haller (£36m), Pablo Fornals for (£27m) and Albian Ajeti (£7.8m) per Transfermarkt, the club would have expected to be in a much better position than they are at the moment.
In a recent podcast recorded by fans of the club, potential replacements for Pellegrini were mentioned. Among them was current Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa, who had previously been linked with the managerial role in east London before the club appointed Slaven Bilic back in 2015.
Here’s what Hammers fans had to say about the situation on Twitter:
Yeah good show tonight 👍
I’d love Bielsa but he only went to Leeds after a lot of convincing.
Can’t see him ever working for our Owners.
— Jonesy ☆ (@RockyWhu) November 14, 2019
Bielsa comes and brings Kalvin Phillips with him would be nice 🙃
— Jack. (@Jack_L_W) November 14, 2019
Only one out there we ave a realistic chance of getting is Eddie Howe imo and he would tell us to jog on I reckon!
— STAN WHUFC (@davestan64) November 14, 2019
Eddie Howe or Niko Kovac
— Irons (@txdq12) November 13, 2019
— David (@wonkeysmoker) November 14, 2019
Just listened to show, agree 100% about Anderson and his lack of confidence. He is our best player by far and the only one who is capable of winning a match on his own. Good shout about Bielsa as well, would work wonders with our front 3/4 but I’m not quite in the MP out camp yet
— neilbadger (@neilbadger1) November 14, 2019
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