Peter Crouch has suggested that Manuel Pellegrini could be the next Premier League manager to be given the sack.
The West Ham boss has overseen a run of seven games without a win in the league in recent weeks, with his Hammers’ side facing Chelsea on Saturday.
And the ex-England striker has admitted that the Chilean could be in trouble.
Writing in a column for the Daily Mail, he said: “Marco Silva and Manuel Pellegrini are struggling at Everton and West Ham respectively, and look like being next.”
It’s hard to argue with Crouch on this one. Seven games without a win is dire, especially from a side who were expected to do so well this season. A report from the Daily Mail yesterday suggested that Pellegrini has two games left to save his job, and a loss to Chelsea wouldn’t help his cause in the slightest. The Hammers should, by rights, be pushing for a European spot, but instead they are floundering and producing something more akin to relegation form. Will they go down? Almost certainly not, but the fact that such questions are being posed is a damning indictment of just how poorly they have performed in recent times. It would be a huge shock if they didn’t turn things around, but whether Pellegrini is the man to help them do that is another matter entirely.