The Hammers have reportedly named Manuel Pellegrini as their top target to replace the Hammers manager David Moyes as the Scot’s future at the London Stadium grows increasingly uncertain.
Despite an upturn in results following the former Manchester United and Everton boss’s immediate arrival, a spate of recent displays and defeats has seen the club nose-dive back down towards the relegation zone, where they now face a battle to remain in the top-flight.
And with the board facing mounting pressure from supporters to improve the team, it has led them to target the Chilean manager who masterminded Manchester City’s championship title winning side in 2013/14.
Pellegrini was the first manager from outside of Europe to win the Premier League and having also previously held the reins at Real Madrid and Malaga, the 64-year-old comes with pedigree.
Unlike Moyes, the Chilean has silverware to his name and his ability to organise defences have been one of the hallmarks of the Chilean’s career.
Currently managing at Chinese side Hebei China Fortune, he may fancy the lure that the English top-flight can offer him in terms of competitive action compared to the Super League.
Moyes has flattered to deceive and in reality has not had a decent season since his time at Everton.
The Hammers need an upgrade on the Scot and Pellegrini would certainly give the club the boost it needs to head in the right direction.
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