Danny Mills admitted that West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini finds himself under huge pressure over the Hammers’ current form.
Pellegrini’s team sit 17th in the Premier League after going seven games without a win and the pundit pointed out the Hammers look all over the shop as it stands.
Mills suggested that Tottenham sacking Mauricio Pochettino had triggered the managerial merry-go-round which in turn implied that Pellegrini could soon lose his job over the Hammers’ recent run of results.
“Pellegrini, it just hasn’t quite happened for him at West Ham, he looked good for a bit but they’re all over the shop at the moment,” Mills told Football Insider.
“There’s huge pressure on Pellegrini. (Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking) has triggered the managerial merry-go-round.”
However, six-words of Mills’ verdict should have Pellegrini stop getting his bags ready to be packed, just in case, as they show why the Hammers’ board will hesitate over sacking the experienced manager.
Mills said: “He looked good for a bit.”
Those six words are something that will make the Hammers’ board have hope that Pellegrini is the right man for the club and can stop the Hammers’ slump, as previously he has looked the part at the London Stadium.
After all, while the Hammers currently look a lost cause, ahead of their recent poor run of form, they were flying high.
In fact, the Hammers’ last league win was their 2-0 victory over Manchester United that saw them sit fifth in the table after six games played.
Not only that, they were nearly keeping pace with Manchester City, who did beat them 5-0 on the opening day, at that time, as they only had two points less than them. (Source: BBC Sport)
Also, it’s worth noting that Pellegrini previously looked good enough for the Hammers board to trust him in the summer by spending a heap load of cash on transfers.
After all Hammers attacker, Sebastien Haller did cost the club £45million, as per BBC Sport, which shows how Pellegrini did enough in his first-season to look worthy of taking the club forward.
Some may argue that the fact it will reportedly cost, as per Claret & Hugh, £15million to get rid of Manuel Pellegrini as well as Mario Husilos, is enough to make the Hammers hesitate, however, while it probably does, the fact he has been good in the past isn’t helping either.