West Ham are eyeing ex-Hammer Chris Hughton and Sean Dyche with time seemingly running out for Manuel Pellegrini at the London Stadium, that is according to Claret and Hugh.
The Hammers could be forced to make a change in the dugout sooner rather than later after a 3-2 defeat to rivals Tottenham left them just three points above the relegation zone, a disastrous position given how much money has been invested into Pellegrini’s project.
According to Claret and Hugh, Rafael Benitez was also thought to be a target. However, the Spaniard is leaning more towards Everton with Marco Silva’s future also far from certain, forcing West Ham to look elsewhere.
Whatever the case, it is not surprising to see West Ham begin their search for a potential successor to Pellegrini.
Has Felipe Anderson been a disappointment this season?
Under the Chilean, the Hammers are massively underperforming, which should not be happening considering the calibre of their squad — a squad that boasts some very expensive and talented players.
Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals to be more precise.
Anderson was signed for around £36m last summer and impressed in his debut campaign in English football, scoring nine league goals and assisting four. He is yet to register in the top flight this term, though, which is a concern.
Record signing Haller has had much better luck, scoring on four occasions. However, the 25-year-old has not found the back of the net since a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at the beginning of October. For £45m, Pellegrini should really be getting more out of him.
Meanwhile, Fornals, who was brought in for £24m from Villarreal, has not made a single goal contribution in the Premier League and has only made five starts in the competition.
A lot of money, yet very little return. If that does not change, expect Pellegrini to rightly be packing his bags soon, with the likes of Hughton and Dyche potentially waiting in the wings.
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