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West Ham: Fans react as Manuel Pellegrini suggests Roberto’s form was a reason why he was sacked

West Ham: Fans react as Manuel Pellegrini suggests Roberto’s form was a reason why he was sacked - West Ham

Manuel Pellegrini has stated that the poor form of goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez contributed to him being sacked as West Ham United manager.

The former Manchester City boss was sacked by the Hammers in December, following a run of nine defeats in 12 Premier League outings (BBC Sport).

Roberto started in six of those losses as well as in their draw against Sheffield United due to an injury to Lukasz Fabianski, but he really struggled between the sticks and in his seven starts he shipped 16 goals (Transfermarkt).

He was eventually dropped in favour of former Millwall man David Martin, but Pellegrini has now admitted that he thinks Roberto’s poor performances played a part in his dismissal.

“Unfortunately, we had a major injury, from the goalkeeper [Lukasz Fabianski] of four months. And the performance of the second [Roberto] was not as expected,” Pellegrini said in an interview with Chilean news outlet La Tercera.

“He had responsibility in several goals. The team was losing confidence, the results were denied and the owners decided to change.”

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However, whilst the Spanish shot-stopper was certainly not flavour of the month at West Ham, it seems that many fans do not agree with Pellegrini’s comments. Instead, they have pointed to the Chilean’s decision to keep on playing Roberto even though he could have chosen to play Martin instead.

Here is what some supporters had to say on Twitter after reading Pellegrini’s comments…

West Ham fans, what do you make of Manuel Pellegrini’s comments? Let us know below…


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