According to The Telegraph, West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has flown back to Chile and given his players time off at the start of the September international break.
Former Manchester City manager Pellegrini took charge of West Ham ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, and the experienced head coach was certainly backed in the transfer market.
It has been a very disappointing start to the 2018-19 campaign, however, with the Hammers losing each of their four Premier League matches.
The defeats away to Liverpool and Arsenal were not all that surprising, but West Ham have also lost at home to Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Pellegrini is believed to have travelled back to Chile in order to visit his family, meaning that the players not on international duty are currently enjoying some time off.
However, the South American’s decision to return home has not gone down well with the West Ham fans, with many feeling that he should be on the training ground putting things right ahead of the trip to Everton after the international break.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Not a fan of Pellegrini leaving for Chile…
We are bottom of the league and desperate for points and we should be training everyday of this 2 week break we have.
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) September 4, 2018
What example does that set to the players.
— West Ham South West (@WHUSouthWest) September 4, 2018
Absolute joke…bring back moyes
— Darren Duchovny (@Hyper647580) September 4, 2018
He should be at home trying to fix the problems we have.should be training with the team
— Martin Osborne (@MartinOsborne16) September 4, 2018
— Graham Wigley (@Wigs6) September 4, 2018
Not setting the right example
— Benn (@Hammerbenn) September 4, 2018
— Oli Jones (@OliJ17) September 4, 2018
Tell him there is no need to come back
— Nick (@cuckooblofeld) September 4, 2018