And let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the astonishing outburst by Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk doesnt rebound on our boys.
The Monaco-based adviser said: “Manuel Pellegrini “a good coach, but a weak manager” but he reserved his most stinging rebuke for chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain.
He told the Sunday Mirror “Some people at City are trying to blame Yaya for what has happened this season. “But those people aren’t taking responsibility for their own mistakes.
“I am talking about executives who have bought players for a lot of money – and then put those players on the bench.”
The Irons meet City with a weakened team and Carlton Cole set to partner Enner Valencia up front at a time when the champions have been beaten by Manchester United and lost five of their last seven games since the beginning of March.
Pellegrini’s position is under the fiercest scrutiny and this latest attack on the club may or may not be precisely what the Hammers need at this moment.
ClaretandHugh’s chief pundit/analyst is tipping City to win 2-0 declaring: “I can’t see a Sam Allardyce team going up there and attacking them. Let’s hope they can provide a shiock
And hirting already, this latest war of words could help inspire City although I seriously hope not.”