The pressure seems to be building on Manuel Pellegrini and his job status, with West Ham United having gone six games without a win in all competitions.
As is often the case in situations like this, the question has been put to Hammers fans about whether or not they want him to stay as their manager:
Seen a few rumours linking Kovac or Rafa Benitez to West Ham… Are you #PellegriniOut already?
— COYIrons (@COYIrons_com) November 4, 2019
While there are those who have lost faith in the Chilean, many Hammers still want him in charge of their club, even if some have implied their stance could change if things don’t improve.
It may not have completely translated onto the pitch, but Pellegrini and Mario Husillos have made waves in the transfer market, with their signings including Sebastien Haller, Felipe Anderson and Issa Diop.
This, alongside Pellegrini’s past record, seems to have bought them time in the eyes of West Ham fans, with the belief being that they can still take the club forward.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the question, including posts from supportive West Ham fans, can be seen below:
No, the guy is a proven manager who is in the process of building the squad he wants but it needs more spending behind it. Has been picking some questionable teams lately but we don’t know his thinking on things. I think back him for the next 2 windows at least.
— Dom Cena (@Dom_A_King) November 4, 2019
I find it very odd that no matter who is at the wheel, we seem to have the same issues on the pitch. His tactics haven’t been above reproach but there is something rotting behind the fridge, if you will.
— PaddyNotPatty (@JMorrisPhotog) November 4, 2019
Pellegrini going nowhere . It’s not even a discussion!!
— darren shearwood (@darren51) November 4, 2019
I am not. Pelle will get us back out of the mess….
— Charles Flores (@charlesfloresma) November 4, 2019
Not at all. He got a 3yr contract to build a team, he’s only half way fru the job. It takes time & money. He’s been given the money so far now give him the time. After Xmas would be a better time to judge this season but final posn in the table preferable. We are still in it
— Tony Cox (@doc9739rgj) November 4, 2019
— FloridaIrons (@FloridaIrons) November 5, 2019
Bit early for that kind of talk. It’s only been a very short run of admittedly very terrible form, although wins against Watford, Norwich and Man Utd appeared to have been papering over cracks. Hoping we take the hint and sign a DM and a RB in January.
— Jim Caudwell (@JimmySizzle) November 4, 2019
Wouldn’t necessarily say Pellegrini out just yet. I think he needs to come to terms with the fact that his current formation isn’t cutting it and that some players aren’t up to scratch. He absolutely has to change something for Burnley. Potential for massive backlash otherwise.
— Graham Keeffe (@grahamkeeffe) November 4, 2019