The end is nigh

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Manuel Pellegrini has entered the last chance saloon - with reports suggesting that defeat at Southampton on Saturday could end his brief reign as the club's 16th full-time manager.

Defeat at home to Arsenal last night led to numerous supporters taking to social media in order to demand his replacement.

And according to sources inside the club, another defeat at St Mary's this weekend against fellow relegation candidates Southampton could mean curtains for the Chilean and his management team.

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Pellegrini's side have taken just four points from the last 27 available which in turn has led to West Ham falling to 16th place in the Premier League, just one point and two places above the relegation zone.

On Saturday the Hammers travel to Southampton for their 17th match of the 2019/20 campaign where they will face a Saints side who have won two and drawn one of their last five outings - and, consequently, are now just one point below West Ham.

Ralph Hasenh?ttl, whose own position has been under threat for most of the season could therefore potentially buy himself more time at the expense of Pellegrini - who is now poised to become the fourth manager to face the chop following a clash with Southampton.

Everton's Marco Silva, Arsenal's Urai Emery and Watford's Quique Sanchez Flores have all been axed following matches against the Saints already this season.

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* A KUMB poll has resulted in supporters blaming the board for the club's current desperate situation rather than Pellegrini.

At time of writing 56% of those voting blamed the board for the club's position in the Premier League, with just 12% holding Pellegrini and his team responsible.

A further 32% feel that both are equally to blame for the team's perilopus position. The poll, which will remain open until the weekend, is open to all KUMB members.

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