EXCLUSIVE: Pellegrini given time but West Ham discuss trio of options

Date published: Sunday 16th September 2018 1:57

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Manuel Pellegrini manager of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will be given until early October to turn things around at the London Stadium or he will be axed, we can reveal.

Hammers majority shareholder David Sullivan was more than happy with the appointment of the Chilean, but things have quickly turned sour.

Sources close to the situation have confirmed to us that The Hammers hierarchy are already looking at options, with out of work managers their priority – given how much it would take for them to axe Pellegrini, who only signed a three-year deal in the summer.

Louis van Gaal, Claudio Ranieri and Carlos Carvahal have all been discussed – whilst of other bosses they would ideally like, Watford’s Javi Gracia, Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers and Rafa Benitez of Newcastle are top of their agenda.

The source said: “The board want Pellegrini to work out, clearly…and will give him to early October but it can’t and wont be allowed to continue for too much longer.”


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