Date: 30th November 2019 at 7:30pm
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OPINION

There’s no doubt that the managerial situation is a rocky one at . The fans seem to have turned on current boss Manuel Pellegrini, and you do get the sense that he’s a dead man walking at the moment.

The team’s current run without a win has made things almost untenable for the Chilean, yet he continues to limp on. However, that doesn’t mean the club aren’t already eyeing potential replacements for the manager.

Indeed, The Guardian reported on Friday that the are monitoring the situation of interim boss Freddie Ljungberg, a former player, of course.

The Swede has taken the reins at Stadium until a successor for recently-sacked Unai Emery is appointed, but it doesn’t look as if he will get the job permanently unless he does something special.

That would open up the possibility of West Ham swooping in and snaring him should they dismiss Pellegrini. A lot of things would have to happen for it to work out like that, but David Sullivan and David Gold seemingly have their eye on the 42-year-old at the very least.

However, he would represent an extremely brave appointment for the outfit. This is a rookie manager – although one now in charge of a team.

Going for someone with next to no managerial experience, given the mess that the Irons are in at the moment, would represent a hard reset at .

Is that what the club needs right now? That’s for you to say. But this would be a big step into the unknown, and one that could have either inspired or disastrous consequences.