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Hammers powder dry on Pellegrini sacking

Moyes – booked for Everton?

West Ham are no further forward with any plan to replace Manuel Pellegrini following the defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday evening.

With three points from the last two games – two would have been enough – and two winnable games on the immediate agenda there remains a nervousness but there will be no panic replacement.

Indeed, given the shortage of quality candidates available, there is absolutely no appetite within the boardroom to find a third boss in four years.

Both David Moyes and Eddie Howe have been linked with us and Everton but whereas the board appeared split before the win at Chelsea and what might be expected from Arsenal and Southampton has given some breathing space.

No switch from China likely

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Were there to be a natural candidate then the situation might be a lot different but Moyes looks a real possibility for Everton , Eddie Howe appears to be making it clear he’s going nowhere and Rafa Benitez is only a few months into his contract in China.

Director of Football Mario Husillos is continually rumoured to be on his way and how that would affect the manager should it happen can only be guessed at.

Thus the powder is being kept dry – certainly until Christmas and probably beyond.

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7 comments on “Hammers powder dry on Pellegrini sacking

  1. Pathetic…so annoying..let’s just keep him and hope he changes his ways or becomes a better manager over night …what the f???? Do they think is going to happen….absolute clowns…or maybe Antonio can carry the whole club on his own….ha ha ha ha

  2. Manuel Pellegrini is waiting for the pay-off, he’s spent as a force.
    Who knows why, maybe not able to get the budgets he really needed to strengthen the squad properly.

    The player sales and then purchases show the truth of the owners real ambition over the summer but facts speak the truth the league table stats don’t lie. Since the Sullivan & Gold took over West Ham United FC their era has been mediocre low mid-table in the Premiership and this season will be one of those season’s too.

    A football team with a reputed fanbase of a million+ deserves more ambition from the owners. When you look at the stats no top player would really want to join the mid-table ‘dream’ nor a good new management team. Pellegrini is on his last big payday.

    On history, including Birmingham City FC, they are a curse on the fanbase, some will disagree, but
    the truth lies in the league tables since 2010. Average position is 12th, in the bottom half.

    10 years of Sullivan & Gold promises of Champions League football on the horizon…

    2019 – Premiership (16th after 15 games)
    2018 – Premiership (10th)
    2017 – Premiership (13th)
    2016 – Premiership (11th)
    2015 – Premiership (7th)
    2014 – Premiership (14th)
    2013 – Premiership (13th)
    2012 – Premiership (10th)
    2011 – Championship
    2010 – Relegated (bottom)

    It is what it is while they own/control the club. Its the Daily Sport, Ann Summers level of aspiration.

    • Most west ham fans have seen through owners false promises on move to stratford. Sadly apathy is beginning to rule

  3. A poster on here commented on our dithering compared to the decisiveness of Spurs, Watford, Arsenal and Everton. Spurs were certainly decisive – which makes it clear that Levy was talking to Mourinho before Pochettino was fired (the ethics of which are questionable). Watford were decisive but were also decisive in re-appointing Flores and that didn’t work out too well. Arsenal dont seem to know who they want – and perhaps the same applies to Everton who might get caught up in the Big Dunc emotion – and then wont know what to do if they lose 4 games in a row

    Personally I wouldnt mind the return of Moyes – the bookies make Rafa the favourite – given the compensation that would need to be paid to China I am not sure that it will happen

    The best scenario would be that we win our next two games – Fornals and Haller come good and we forget the nightmare that we have just been through – I remember once going through 6 losses on the bounce under John Lyall

    Eddie Howe in my opinion will not leave Bournemouth until he turns around their losing streak

    Tough times indeed

  4. Pellers is past it, he’s proved it. The tight board need to pay up for a manager. No Moyes, no Haughton, no junk, You’d have thought being businessmen they’d understand the word investment.
    Home to Burnley 2.0 is brewing make no mistake about it!

  5. The board gave him what he wanted ,no point blaming them hes just crap manager bring the youngsters through

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