A 3-2 defeat on the weekend to Newcastle United (per BBC Sport) has seen pressure amongst some sections of the support (if social media reaction collated by Football.London is anything to go by) begin to grow on Manuel Pellegrini’s position at West Ham, yet it seems like there isn’t much danger to the Chilean.
Manuel Pellegrini still has West Ham’s support after Saturday’s defeat to Newcastle. No danger of him being sacked at the moment. There are concerns over tactics and signings, though #whufc
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) November 4, 2019
Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian revealed on Twitter that Pellegrini still has the support of the West Ham board despite their somewhat embarrassing defeat to Newcastle on Saturday, though there are some concerns over the former Manchester City manager’s tactics and signings.
As figures from Transfermarkt show, Pellegrini had a busy summer this year that saw the West Ham boss sell plenty of senior players as well as break the club’s transfer-record for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller (per BBC Sport), yet on social media, some Irons fans were puzzled by the club’s stance on Pellegrini.
Here’s what some West Ham fans had to say about the update on Pellegrini’s future on Twitter, with supporters largely confused by what they had heard…
yet he was bought in because of his tactical knowhow & playing attacking football. (Clear lie) his signings have some question marks (is Haller worth £40mil? is Anderson a Brazilian whiz or dud? why buy Fornals?? we didn’t need him. LB and RB, DM & GK needed, so many questions
— Chad (@IamChadbacca) November 4, 2019
Whilst tactically the isolated Haller baffles me the signings issue I place firmly at the feet of the board. Years of under investment in defence and too happy to ship out forwards and not replace them. We lost 4 strikers in the summer and got in Haller and Ajeti who looks lost.
— Michael Crowhurst (@mcrowhurstIFA) November 4, 2019
Damn right there are
— Paul Weatherley (@paulweatherley) November 4, 2019
An L to Burnley would be the last sraw for me… got to sort this out and fast
— GW (@George_Willis01) November 4, 2019
So for £6 million a year we get inept tactics and dodgy signings, poor motivation and odd team selection. What exactly do we get?
— Sterling (@Quidsy) November 4, 2019
Haller is worth 40m, but not with Pellegrinis tactics
— ankkah (@real_bonerpizza) November 4, 2019
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