Danny Murphy believes West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is on the brink of being sacked after the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday.
The BBC pundit thinks there are three reasons why the Chilean is on borrowed time. Their position in the table and supporter unrest, combined with the money spent on the squad, means his departure is looking very likely:
“They’re in disarray, to be honest. I think they’ll be a change. I think it’s inevitable. The fans are frustrated, he’s had a lot of money. And their position is perilous.”
Pellegrini is expected to get the next two games to turn things around. Both are home matches against Leicester City and Bournemouth but the Irons’ poor home form means neither game will be easy.
They have taken just seven points from their eight games at the London Stadium this campaign, having conceded 17 goals and scored just 11.
Leicester are coming off a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool so their confidence may have been shaken slightly, but even so, the Foxes will pose a massive threat tomorrow. Pellegrini will need an excellent performance from his side to get a result.