Manuel Pellegrini will be looking over his shoulder at West Ham United, with a new name appearing in the hat to replace him with each passing day.
Saturday’s 3-2 defeat against Tottenham made sure that the Hammers’ winless continued, with the Irons not picking up three points for over two months now.
The pressure is well and truly mounting on the Chilean, and it has been suggested by Football Insider that there are no immediate plans to replace him, but that the games against Chelsea and Wolves could be vital.
Football Insider have also reported on Tuesday that West Ham co-owner David Sullivan is pushing for David Moyes to become the leading candidate to replace Pellegrini at the London Stadium.
The reputable football outlet revealed on their website that Sullivan is a massive admirer of the former boss despite being a leading figure in decided not to offer the Scotsman a new contract in East London last year.
Should they lose their next two games, Pellegrini’s position would surely be untenable, but Sullivan should think twice before pushing for Moyes to top their list of potential replacements this season.
Moyes spent six months at the London Stadium when replacing Slaven Bilic in 2018, with Sullivan singing his praises at that time – despite only winning nine of his 31 games in charge [BBC].
On top of that, the former Everton boss didn’t exactly prove he can complete smart business in the January transfer window, a period that could be vital to potential Pellegrini replacements this season.
The 56-year-old oversaw the deal to bring former Preston striker Jordan Hugill to the club, a player that has only featured for 22 minutes in the Premier League despite costing £10million [BBC].
There are many reasons why Sullivan should think twice about pushing Moyes’ name forward, and he must learn from his past mistakes before making a rash decision to replace Pellegrini.