The West Ham fan in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a report from Pauta that claims Manuel Pellegrini is set to be announced as the club’s next manager after David Moyes was sacked earlier this week. Pellegrini is just one of those who’s been linked with the vacant Hammers job, alongside the likes of Rafa Benitez and Claudio Ranieri.
Manuel Pellegrini has Premier League experience after he spent three years at Manchester City, winning the Premier League and the League Cup in his time in Manchester. Prior to his time in England, the Chilean was an established La Liga manager, having taken charge of Villarreal, Malaga and Real Madrid in his nine-year spell in Spain between 2004 and 2013.
West Ham have struggled this season. The club looked like they’d be involved in a relegation battle up until the end of the season, until David Moyes took charge of the club, got Marko Arnautovic firing again and pulled the club clear of the drop zone. Now though, after the ex-Manchester United and Everton manager has walked from his post at The London Stadium, it’s opened the way for a new man to take over and try to drag The Irons up the table and become a stable mid-table club.
You can read our local Hammers’ verdict here:
Rafa has proved he can do a lot with very little in this league. Pellegrini could be amazing I just don’t know too much about him apart from his time at Man City
— Dan Lawless (@TheLawless) 18 May 2018
You can’t win with West Ham fans, Pellegrini would be an amazing appointment even if we don’t get Rafa or emery, yes we should get someone younger but still he can attract players as well as the other managers can
I'd prefer Pellegrini, plays good football and great track record at clubs similar to us in Spain. Will attract good players too. Rafa would have been amazing too but Pellegrini will play the "west ham way"
— Jackson Bevan (@jacksonbevs) May 18, 2018
Pellegrini once signed Benzema, We we’re linked to benzema, Arnie and Benzema with Lanzini just behind. That attack is on par with top 6 clubs attack.
— Westy Hammerette (@WestyHammerette) 18 May 2018
Manuel Pellegrini genuinely won the league like 3 years ago and some of our fans still ain’t happy. I give up
— Sam White (@SamWhite1998) 17 May 2018
He is an outstanding manager. Never finished outside the top 7 in his career
— Dave Lambourne (@Lambo1966) May 17, 2018
That Man City are now our feeder club? #announceadebayor
— Ian B (@ibeaumont) May 17, 2018