Manuel Pellegrini has two matches to save West Ham job with David Moyes lined up – Times

Pellegrini on the brink of being sacked

Manuel Pellegrini is two matches away from potentially being sacked by West Ham, with former interim boss David Moyes being lined up to replace him.

West Ham have certainly not started the season well.

The Hammers are just one point above the relegation zone, sitting in 17th.

That comes after heavy investment over the summer, which included the marquee signings of Sébastien Haller and Pablo Fornals.

West Ham have also only won one of their last five games, leaving Manuel Pellegrini facing the sack.

Their latest disappointment came against Crystal Palace on Boxing day, when Jordan Ayew’s 89th-minute goal handed the Eagles a 2-1 win.

Now, a new report has suggested that Pellegrini has two games to save his job.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Leicester and Bournemouth games to save his job

According to the Times, West Ham’s next two games against Leicester and Bournemouth will determine Pellegrini’s future.

It’s claimed that: ‘West Ham are one point above the Premier League relegation places after yesterday’s 2-1 loss away to Crystal Palace and the club’s owners will review Pellegrini’s position after the games at home to Leicester City tomorrow and away to Bournemouth on Wednesday.’

Interestingly, David Moyes is also ‘the leading contender to succeed him’.

West Ham supposedly considered appointing Moyes last month, but some at the club wanted to give Pellegrini more time.

However, it looks as though Pellegrini is now on borrowed time, with Leicester and Bournemouth coming up.

Leicester are second in the Premier League, and should have no problem beating the Hammers, though Bournemouth could represent a decent chance for West Ham to pick up points.


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