West Ham could save their season by sacking Manuel Pellegrini, according to talkSPORT pundit Jason Cundy, and he could be absolutely right.
“Ferguson has gone in there and has clearly led in the same way he used to play the game, they’ve come out of the traps and they wanted it more than Chelsea. They deserved to win.
“I just wonder whether a fresh face might change something for West Ham, because once they went to 1-1 they capitulated against Arsenal.
“Their heads went down, there was no fight!”
It’s never a nice conclusion to come to, but at the moment, it’s hard to see any other solution for West Ham short of sacking Pellegrini.
This latest run of form, with just one win in 10 in the league, is literally sucking them into a relegation battle, and the sooner that they snap themselves out of it, the better.
Does the Chilean have what it takes to help them do that? Make no mistake, he has plenty of talent, but he also looks as if he’s run out of fight in recent weeks, and on the basis of that alone, you have to question whether he is the right man for the job.
In terms of Cundy’s comparison here, it’s way too early to tell whether or not Ferguson will have the desired long term effect at Goodison Park, but the added gusto is presence seemed to give to the Toffees is exactly what the Hammers have been missing this term.