According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Ham United’s board do not plan to sack Manuel Pellegrini despite the Hammers’ poor form heading into the international break.
It was September the last time West Ham’s supporters had a victory to celebrate. Since then, the Irons have lost five and drawn two. They are now just two places above the relegation zone.
Some supporters may perhaps be hoping that the break inspires West Ham to make a change. But any fans hoping for Pellegrini’s departure look set to be disappointed.
The Daily Mail reports that the West Ham board have decided against the idea of sacking the Chilean – and he will not resign.
Life is not going to get any easier for West Ham after the break. They face Tottenham, Chelsea, Wolves and Arsenal. On paper, it is going to be difficult to take many points from that run.
The pressure may not be on Pellegrini after those games. But that run leads into what could be a massive game against Southampton in mid-December. The Saints are second-bottom.
A win will surely alleviate some of the pressure. But a defeat to the Saints may make the calls for Pellegrini to go too loud for the West Ham board to ignore.