Why the West Ham board would be foolish to splash £15m to offload this key figure from the team

Why sacking Pellegrini before January would be premature from West Ham

West Ham United, after spending a fortune this summer, are having a rough start to this season. They have lost all four of their league games, conceding 10 goals and scoring only two in the process. New manager Manuel Pellegrini, who was appointed this summer to bring stability at the club, might be feeling the heat very early into his tenure.

There is no doubt that the West Ham board have shown great ambition in taking this club to the next level, but as per the evidence of the first four games, it looks like the new arrivals will take time to settle down in a hard-fought Premier League.

The fans are right in backing the team at the moment, which has been assembled after spending a lot of money. The West Ham board needs to understand the same thing as well. Any panic decision now would really derail their season further.

Sacking Pellegrini before January would be a hasty decision which can easily backfire. Given the fact that the Chilean has to adapt to the new club before finding his best eleven, it would be unwise to get rid of him without offering him time.

Furthermore, many of the newly recruited players weren’t in the Premier League before this season, so it is natural that all of them take time to settle in a league which very unforgiving for inconsistent performers.

Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini

Hence, the process will take time and it would require a patience of some calibre to watch them lose some games and stay true in backing.

According to reports in Sky Sports, sacking Pellegrini would cost around £15m to the club. So after spending more than £100m on new players, it won’t make any sense for the club to risk another £15m for getting rid of the manager.

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The whole point is that in the modern-day game, patience is a virtue which hasn’t been shown towards football managers. Clubs tend to crave for instant success after assembling something. Hence, it would be a sensible decision by the West Ham board to offer support to Pellegrini, and it should remain the case at least until January.

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer!

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