West Ham could have shot themselves in foot with Pellegrini deal



Things continue to go from bad to worst at West Ham currently.

The 3-2 defeat against Newcastle United at home was the bottom of the barrel in terms of performances, and Hammers’ fans will surely have expected much more.

After a winless October, the game against the Magpies would have been viewed as the perfect home fixture – welcoming the second-worst attack in the Premier League to the London Stadium.

Steve Bruce’s side had failed to score more than a single goal in a game yet this season, but they were three goals to the good after less than an hour in East London.

Some wouldn’t have even have been surprised by that happening after Manuel Pellegrini decided to name an unchanged side from the team that drew 1-1 with Sheffield United.

The Hammers were desperately poor against the Blades, so in a home game against one of the league’s so-called worst teams would have been the perfect opportunity to give chances to some fresh faces.

It would be harsh to suggest that Pellegrini had run out of ideas, but his lack of tactical awareness in games is really starting to affect his team.

The Sun have recently reported that the Chilean is starting to come under pressure after a run that has seen his side drop into the bottom half of the table.

Pellegrini and his staff are currently being paid nearly £10million-per-year according to Claret and Hugh and would need to given almost £20million to cut their ties with the club.

With that sort of money needed to cut ties with the Chilean, it could seriously affect the Hammers’ January transfer budget – something that is desperately needed on their latest showings.

It is hard to see David Gold and Sullivan coughing up that sort of cash to part ways with the Premier League winner, and West Ham could have shot themselves in the foot with that deal.

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