West Ham’s board hopes Manuel Pellegrini can still turn things around, according to The Telegraph.
However, the report does say the club are weighing up their options if they do have to sack him, with David Moyes to be included on the shortlist, despite him leaving in 2018 to make way for the current boss.
Pellegrini’s side are without a win since they beat Man United on September 22, and reports suggest he’s under pressure from the board.
The Telegraph doesn’t state whether David Moyes would want to return to West Ham, but suggests the former Hammers boss has ruled himself out of Championship jobs to hold out for one in the Premier League.
The report does stress that the board hope their current manager can turn things around and would much prefer him to see out the season.
West Ham may be able to assess the best way to go forward in the summer, but they’re aware that they might need to act sooner unless results improve.
They’re right to hope Manuel Pellegrini turns the ship around because he’s got experience of European football with Manchester City, Valencia and Malaga, so he’d arguably still be ideal to take them to that next level.
Summer signings Pablo Fornals, who’s not made a single goal contribution in the league, and Sebastien Haller, who’s only scored four in 12 games, have been a disaster, but bringing in some more signings in January could be the making of the manager’s time at West Ham.
If the club are to sack Manuel Pellegrini, the worst thing they can possibly do is to turn back to Moyes, as we all remember the protests last time he was in charge.
What the club think the Scot would do differently if given another chance remains to be seen, but it surely wouldn’t be anywhere near as exciting for the fans than the appointment of a younger, fresher coach like Eddie Howe, for instance.
The club need to press on and earn European football, or the move away from their old ground into the London Stadium seems pointless, and Moyes has already proved he’s not the man to do that.
West Ham fans, who do you think would be the best man for the job if Manuel Pellegrini is sacked?
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