West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has backed under-fire manager Manuel Pellegrini to turn the club’s fortunes around.
Despite significant summer investment, the Hammers have lost all four of their Premier League games under the Chilean so far this season.
Brady remains unperturbed, however: “We appointed a manager with the most successful career we have ever had in Manuel Pelligrini and spent over £100million on players he wanted that we all thought would improve the team considerably,” she told the Sun.
“It hasn’t happened yet but I have complete faith that things will soon start to turn our way. The most important thing is to stick together.”
It’s good to see Brady come out and give this update. West Ham supporters will have been eager for some clarity on their manager’s future, and the majority of fans will be pleased to hear that the board are continuing to back the manager. To countenance sacking Pellegrini after just four games would be madness, especially after the investment the club made in him and his playing squad this summer. Obviously the season has not gone the way that anyone expected for the Hammers, but the key is to remain calm and give this new-look team time to gel. When you bring in so many new players it’s bound to take time for them to get used to playing with each other. There is so much quality in this West Ham squad, and it will eventually come to bear this season. The manager deserves some time to sort things out and get his team properly up and running, and thankfully it sounds like he will get that opportunity.