Talksport pundit Jason Cundy has slammed West Ham’s decision to appoint Manuel Pellegrini following the Irons’ bad run of form this season.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder believes the Chilean is on borrowed time, after a string of poor results, and he can’t understand why the Hammers board went to such lengths to bring him back from China 18 months ago:
“The results since they got knocked out by Oxford in the League Cup have been atrocious. I said at the time that I didn’t see Pellegrini as the manager to move West Ham forward. I thought it was a lazy appointment.”
“He went out to China, and I don’t think he could believe his luck that a Premier League club – and a big Premier League club like West Ham – were prepared to give him an opportunity.”
After finishing tenth in Pellegrini’s first season in charge, West Ham currently lie 16th after 12 games of his second campaign at the club.
Of course, there is a lot of time to turn things around, and the Irons are just three points off seventh place, but they have not won any of their last six games in the league.
West Ham are in freefall at the moment, and while most supporters will be more confident than Cundy that Pellegrini will be able to come through this difficult patch, the club’s current form is a major concern.