Several West Ham United supporters are calling for the club to sack Manuel Pellegrini and replace him with Rafa Benitez following their 3-1 defeat against Arsenal.
The Hammers sunk to a seventh defeat in nine Premier League matches against the Gunners (Transfermarkt) and, as a result, quite a few fans have lost faith in the Chilean manager.
Ironically, Benitez was in the Sky Sports studio as a pundit covering the game alongside Jamie Carragher.
The Spaniard admitted on air that whilst he would love to return to the Premier League in the future, there was “no chance” he would be back anytime soon as he is happy in China (Sky Sports).
However, despite ruling out the possibility of a return to England at the moment, that hasn’t stopped several West Ham fans from calling for him to be appointed as their new manager in place of Pellegrini.
Plenty of them believe that the ex-Newcastle manager would do a much better job than Pellegrini, with some impressed with his analysis as a pundit.
Here is what some fans have had to say about Benitez on Twitter…
Even though I would prefer a young British manager becuase I feel its the right way forward, if he’s available I would honestly take Benitez right now!
— J.Steel.WHU (@BecontreeHammer) December 9, 2019
Benitez for me Proved at Newcastle he can succeed with dodgy owners and class act everywhere he’s been
— Fade’n’die (@life_at56) December 9, 2019
The state of West ham at the moment is appalling… Get Rafa benitez in asap! Best coach we can get at the moment and would actually teach our players how to defend.
— Spencer (@SpencerBuckle) December 10, 2019
— Steve Dowd (@dowdy30) December 9, 2019
— Gary Cohen (@GaryCohen100) December 9, 2019
I questioned Benitez’s passion when he went to China but listening to him now, I was wrong! he still seems to have that passion and drive. Gone up to my first choice after hearing his analysis. Anyone bit Pellegrini for me. He’ll get the Southampton game because he beat Chelsea
— Happy Hammer (@HappyHammer95) December 9, 2019
For anyone that doesn’t want Rafa Benitez in, watch Sky Sports right now and just listen to the man speak. Tactically head and shoulders above Pellegrini. Worked miracles with that Newcastle squad for 3 years. I’d love to see him as #WHUFC manager.
— ⚒ COYIrons ⚒ (@COYIrons_com) December 9, 2019
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