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Pellegrini remains favourite for the sack

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is the bookie’s favourite for the sack following the departure of Marco Silva yesterday.

Bookies have put Manuel Pellegrini on odds of 2/1 for the next Premier League manager to be sacked.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the second favourite at 3/1 while Eddie Howe is a surprise 7/1 to leave Bournemouth next.

Nuno Espirito Santos and Brendan Rogers are both rated at 10/1 to leave their clubs.

Earlier this week Pellegrini showed he has a humorous side when he met with reporters at his pre-match conference at Rush Green.

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Speaking to Sky Sports News reporters he joked “What is my position in the rankings to be sacked? First, still? Me? No more? It was only for one game? I like to be number one.”

The manager also joked to reporters he was surprised he was still at West Ham.

He faces renewed pressure to get something out the next two games against an out of form Arsenal and Southampton.

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12 comments on “Pellegrini remains favourite for the sack

  1. If anyone is in any doubt about the confidence people have in Pelli BTs choice of Gillingham v West Ham for TV should speak volumes.

  2. On the bright side at least the team “looked “like West Ham Wednesday without those awful claret shorts & socks .How about sacking whoever came up with that idea ? Worst kit in living memory ☺

  3. Should not even be on the scene now!!Spuds .Ars.Everton. .Watford just get it done and dusted when it is needed ..ffs Dave’s just get it over and done with if your claims of being LIFE LONG supporters of OUR CLUB
    .we ain’t going anywhere at the moment except the Championship. .As the Nike slogan says JUST DO IT

    • If e stays or goes can we get a new defensive coach. Someone who knows how to defend set pieces. That would be a positive move at least

  4. I’m glad he finds it amusing.
    We are in freefall & there are no signs that it will come to an end anytime soon. We are in serious trouble & imho we will be in a relegation battle if something isn’t changed around.
    Since the stadium move, we have not moved forward whatsoever & I can’t really see any positives in us doing so.
    Still mid-table, still bleating on about having no money even though we have an added extra 25,000 seats but an atmosphere that can rival the emirates & we are even further away from ‘the west ham way’ nonsense.
    Who is to blame??

  5. Cannot believe he is still here.Same with Husillos who is almost as much to blame for some truly awful recruitment and getting 1 mill a year for the privilege.Complete clear out of management team asap.What staggers me is that they seem unable to sort out the mess they have created. we can all see the problems clearly as long suffering fans.He is the last one standing now after the recent cull of premiership managers.

  6. I think someone needs to give Arnautovich a call.His contract in China is up.Surely He is thinking the same.

  7. And so he should be . In fact he shouldn’t even be in the betting because he should be gone already .

  8. Now Everton Watford& Arsenal have all acted I can see the next scenario. They recruit all the decent available replacements. By the time Sullivan finally wakes up it will be ‘lack of suitable replacements’. At least we haven’t had (yet)the usual guff about honouring contracts & how they stick by their manager because that’s the way things were done in the 1990s.

    • Who are these decent replacements. I saw Nigel Pearson linked with Watford and Moyes with Everton. Jst board knocking for its own sake and if that sounds like board loving it’s not. Just reality.

  9. Well I would have gone for Pearson when we appointed Pellegrini& got a torrent of abuse on here because he was too much like Allardyce etc. He laid the foundations at Leicester which Ranieri got the credit for. When I saw he was out of work this week I would have snapped him up. Now he has gone to Watford, which is exactly my point. I will put a few quid now on Watford staying up. If your point is that there aren’t many decent options open I agree. Which is why we should not be dithering (if indeed anybody at the club has even got to that point!)

  10. And I am not knocking the board for its own sake. I have been a supporter of the board in the past but I think they have totally lost their way in the last few years. That’s just my honest opinion. I would still much rather be praising them for delivering the vision of the future they presented us with. But they were the ones who made the predictions.

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