Manuel Pellegrini has the support of the West Ham board despite a poor 3-2 loss on the weekend to Newcastle United (per BBC Sport), though the club are worried about the Chilean boss’ tactics and signings.
This comes from Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian via Twitter, who claims that the former Manchester City manager’s position in east London is safe for now, though there are some concerns with his tactics as well as some of the signings Pellegrini has made during his two seasons with the Hammers.
West Ham currently finds themselves in 13th place in the Premier League table after 11 games of the 2019/20 campaign, with the Irons only picking up three wins so far and sitting five points off the relegation zone (per the Premier League’s official website).
It seemingly makes sense that the higher-ups at West Ham are not too concerned about Pellegrini just yet 11 games into the Premier League season. However, the note about the club’s tactics and signings could be served as a warning shot to the Hammers manager.
One player who brings both these concerns together into one nice, neat little package is club-record signing Sebastien Haller (via BBC Sport).
Whilst the former Bundesliga striker has impressed to a certain degree this season as stats from Transfermarkt show with the 25-year-old attacker hitting four goals in 10 league games for West Ham, Pellegrini has been criticised for his utilisation of the towering centre-forward, as per Football London, with Haller often finding himself isolated in the attack and being offered not enough service a player of his style requires.
Pellegrini’s job at West Ham might be safe for the time being, but the Premier League-winning manager has to address the problems in his game plan if he intends to keep the Hammers both in the race for European football as he so wishes to do (per West Ham’s official website) and win the board back onto his side before it is too late.
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