Manuel Pellegrini claims there’s a ‘lot to do’ still at West Ham

More to do

Manuel Pellegrini has called on the West Ham board to work harder this summer, and noted they cannot rest on their laurels.

It’s been an impressive summer so far, but the manager made it clear that sporting director Mario Husillos has a lot to do, with faces also set to depart, after the club spent close to £100 million.

Sam Byram, Edimilson Fernandes and Reece Oxford are all possible departures, and Pellegrini knows that his side have plenty of improving to do ahead of the season starting in around two weeks.

“It depends which players will not continue in the club and also on the options we have to replace them,” he said to the club website.

“So the sporting director and myself as manager have to work very hard to be absolutely sure that we have the squad that we need for the Premier League.

“As you know, it’s always so tight and so difficult so we want to make sure we don’t make a mistake in the makeup of the squad.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United is challenged by Aaron Lennon of Burnley during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Hopes

The Hammers are going into the season after a very decent transfer window up until this point, and with a huge amount of hope.

That makes a change from most summers, and having a manager like Manuel Pellegrini who has of course won the Premier League, will make a huge difference to them.

While finishing in the top ten might seem like a very lofty ambition, it would be a massive achievement, and one that Pellegrini will no doubt be targeting.

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