Manuel Pellegrini’s future is looking increasingly bleak at West Ham United.
The Chilean is under mounting pressure at the moment with his team having failed to win any of their last seven games.
A number of names are being bandied around about who could potentially replace the former Manchester City boss.
According to The Mirror, Chris Wilder has emerged as a potential target following the incredible job he has done at Sheffield United.
The Hammers would surely be able to put together an enticing financial package to tempt him away from Bramall Lane and he’d undoubtedly have far more money to spend on transfers.
One would bet that in the unlikely event Wilder did become Hammers boss, he’d want to raid the Blades for a few players. Here are three that would instantly improve West Ham under his guidance:
People like to talk about the likes of Andy Robertson and Emerson Palmieri, but Enda Stevens has been one of the best left-backs in the Premier League this season.
The 29-year-old is fantastically consistent and rarely lets his side down.
Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku both feel like back-up choices and one if not both should be sold, even though both have recently been handed new deals.
West Ham’s defence has been shaky once again this season, despite three straight clean sheets early on.
There are major question marks over Fabian Balbuena’s capabilities, and Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop have also struggled to show consistency.
One man who’s had no trouble at all with that is John Egan, who has arguably been United’s standout player in 2019/20.
Currently the man has more interceptions, tackles and headed clearances that Liverpool colossus Virgil van Dijk (Sheffield Star) and would improve the Irons’ defence considerably.
Scotland international John Fleck has been a revelation for the Blades in the Premier League.
The central midfielder is absolutely everywhere every game under Wilder, and would certainly be an upgrade on the ageing captain Mark Noble.
Not only is Fleck a fantastic workhorse though, he is very underrated in terms of his creativity and helping Sheffield on the attack as well.