Several West Ham United supporters have called for Manuel Pellegrini’s assistant Enzo Maresca to be placed in charge at the club.
It comes after The Guardian revealed that the 39-year-old was the tactical mastermind behind the Hammers’ 1-0 win against Chelsea recently, not Pellegrini.
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The report suggests that Maresca took over first-team training from the Chilean ahead of their visit to Stamford Bridge and devised the tactics which saw them beat their London rivals.
However, Pellegrini retook control and reintroduced his tactics ahead of their games against Wolves and Arsenal which they lost.
With the Hammers having now suffered defeat in seven of their last nine Premier League matches (Transfermarkt), the pressure is on Pellegrini and it has been reported that he could be sacked if they lose to Southampton (The Guardian).
It seems that if he does go, many West Ham fans would like to see Maresca given a chance to take full charge after reading of his influence over their win against Chelsea.
Here is what some had to say on Twitter, with Maresca quite clearly the popular choice ahead of the likes of Chris Hughton and Tony Pulis…
Give him a go ….. gotta be better than the Hughton / pulis options Enzo Maresca’s stock rising at West Ham with Manuel Pellegrini close to sack https://t.co/LqOllJ86Y3
— West Ham Geezer ⚒ (@WHUFCGeezer) December 11, 2019
Sack Pellegrini and Give Enzo Maresca a chance @davidgold
— West Hammers (@SebHaller22) December 11, 2019
Would love to see him given a proper go tbh
— Kristiane (@kristianeklund7) December 11, 2019
Get this sorted ⚽👍🔨🔨
— mark daly⚒ (@DalyboyDaly) December 11, 2019
Obviously very well respected by the players, very interesting if true. Why not let him have a game or two in charge and see how he does, put a respected former player with him like Collins.
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) December 11, 2019
Sack Pellegrini and give it to Maresca to the end of the season https://t.co/Ne59T7ecnF
— Ollie (@OCWHU) December 11, 2019
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