West Ham will not look to offer manager Manuel Pellegrini a new contract, according to the Football Insider. The website reports that chairman David Sullivan isn’t looking to extend the Chilean’s three-year deal at this moment in time.
The Hammers boss is currently earning £200,000 a week and Sullivan is looking to wait and see how the season develops before making any future commitments.
Much like with previous managers, a decision on Pellegrini’s future will only be made closer to the end of his current contract in 2021.
West Ham have made a good start to the campaign, currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table, but with the season only seven games old, there is a long way to go.
When asked at his pre-match press conference today whether the Irons could finish in the top four, Pellegrini replied that it is too early in the season to make such predictions:
“I don’t think this is the moment to make conclusions about other teams. We have another 30 games to play, which is a lot of points. We must concentrate and try to keep playing in the way we’re playing now.”
West Ham face Crystal Palace in their next game at the London Stadium on Saturday before the break for international fixtures.