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Irons happy returns will never happen

West Ham have no intention of replacing Manuel Pellegrini right now but a couple of names have cropped up as possible replacements if and when the time comes.

I’m not at all sure it will and, despite being bitterly disappointed with current events and various signings, I’m still ready to give the bloke the benefit of the doubt FOR NOW!

However, among the various names mentioned have been former bosses  David Moyes and Slaven Bilic.

It will never happen with a well placed source telling us on the phone: “There is no plan to sack Manuel but Moyes would certainly never be in the frame again.

“You can never go backwards and it would be wrong to do so. Whilst we’re at it Slaven is not an option either although we all hope against hope he brings West Brom back to the Premiership.”

Whilst being at pains to stress Pelle was as safe as houses,  he added that there is no one out there right now who suggests themselves for a candidate for the job anyway.

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Hate to put it this way but what a terrible irony if Slave took the Baggies up and …..no can’t finish that sentence.

Were I to get involved in a guessing game my personal preference would be for Eddie Howe but I don’t see that happening as he looks set to remain the Alex Ferguson of Bournemouth!


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5 comments on “Irons happy returns will never happen

  1. This is another Abram Grant situation and I suspect they’ll make the same mistake again.

  2. Is the position attractive enough for anyone with a pedigree or ambition to even consider?

  3. Whoever replaces Pellegrini will have the same Problem. Key players will get injured early season. The midfield will be weak because we have too many no.10 players who prefer to dance than walk head on into a tackle.The balance of the starting 11 relies too much on one or 2 players. When they get injured the chain breaks down.. Look at all the players that come here and suddenly lose their form or cutting edge then leave and flourish for a new team.

  4. David moves got us out of bottom 3 hardest thing to do in football he was loyal to us we wasn’t to him he built a good back room team to and never forget it was him who turned arne into a centre forward and arther into a wing back we were playing some good football and starting to get results I feel given a 3 year contract we would have thrived but as usal another poor footballing decision from the board

  5. West Ham need to do whatever it takes to stop us being the biggest ping-pong ball in the League . As Paul ( above ) so rightly says , it’s crazy how form players come to West Ham & fail . It’s a continuous conveyer belt of failures . Pelligrini isn’t helping with his stubborn insistence on playing 3421 or something like that because it’s never really clear what he’s doing except that there is always only one up top . Admittedly there are many teams across Europe that play that system . The difference is they have the right manager with the right squad . If the board decide to stick with the Chilean then they must learn to accept the very real possibility of relegation and begin financial plans to survive it . We all desperately hope it doesn’t come to that of course . But I can’t see next season being any different to this one if Pelligrini is still in the driving seat .

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