Manuel Pellegrini is coming under increasing pressure as West Ham United manager after failing to win a Premier League match in their last seven attempts – and Hammers fans have considered Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa as a replacement.
West Ham fans were hopeful of their side ending such a poor run against Jose Mourinho’s side in the Portuguese manager’s first game in charge. However, Spurs quickly took a 3-0 lead through Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.
West Ham did make the scoreline look more respectable as substitute Michail Antonio lashed home an effort before Angelo Ogbonna scored a consolation deep into injury time. Spurs held on to a 3-2 win, condemning West Ham to 17th in the table.
There has been plenty of talk of Pellegrini’s spell in charge ending. Indeed, David Moyes has been linked with a return to the London Stadium to replace Pellegrini – after the former Manchester City man took over from Moyes.
Bielsa, meanwhile, is working wonders with Leeds United in the Championship. Despite not spending a penny in the summer, Leeds sit at the top of the Championship table and have won their last four matches.
Nicknamed ‘El Loco’ for his crazy antics that saw him get involved in Spygate but also win the Best FIF Fairplay Awards last season, West Ham fans want to see their club consider replacing Pellegrini with Bielsa in the coming weeks.
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— Sam Packer (@sampacker80) November 26, 2019
Much prefer him to the names I’ve seen. Great coach. One of the best. You may just need to deal with a bit of nuts that comes along with it. I’d be a tad worried without a preseason too.
— Stuart Jones (@StudiniJones) November 26, 2019
Wanted him when we got Bilic.
— Michael Bailey (@mikebailey92) November 26, 2019
— Simon W (@maxi37c12) November 27, 2019
Get Marcelo Bielsa in – Leeds players work harder in 1 game than ours do in a whole season… @ExWHUemployee @DaveWalkerWHU @WestHam_Central @westhamfantv @krissakabusi @TonyCottee9 @BishBlueHammer @trevor8sinclair @Sam_InkersoleTM https://t.co/AE4LgjbfJx
— Matt Randall (@MattRandall2) November 26, 2019
I said Bielsa on a previous show and this is just one reason why. His players are super fit, disciplined, hungry and want to play for their manager with a desire to win.
— Dave Walker (@DaveWalkerWHU) November 26, 2019
I was going to chuck his name in too.
I recall we were after him previously – @ExWHUemployee may know when.
Bielsa would be a great shout.
— Mark Vickers (@westhammer011) November 26, 2019