June 22, 2021

‘If shambolic West Ham sack Pellegrini they’ll only want Moyes or Allardyce back’

first_img 3 predicted Adama Traore scored an injury time winner for Wolves to defeat West Ham on Saturday Moyes’ job at West Ham was a relative success Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic when relegation looked a real possibility and guided the east Londoners to top flight safety, and Cottee believes he should have remained in charge this season to further stabilise the club after a couple of torrid years since their move to the London Stadium.“There was me thinking towards the end of last season ‘what we need is a third season with stability’,” Cottee told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They needed to build on things and slowly creep forward; they needed someone to bring stability to the club. We had someone at the club, David Moyes, who could have done that. There’s now a fortnight break to give the club some respite, though when domestic football returns the Hammers have an incredibly tough run of fixtures with Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs all coming up in the next five league games.Cottee continued: “The next three games are Everton away – which is hard for West Ham as they hardly ever get anything there – Chelsea at home, then Manchester United, and Spurs are the next home game.“The next three or four games are going to be absolutely vital.“But the ironic thing about it is they’ll get rid of Pellegrini, if that happens, and everybody will be saying ‘oh, we’ll need a Sam Allardyce or a David Moyes to come in and steady the ship’ which is what they had in the first place.“That’s how shambolic it is… it is absolutely ridiculous.”West Ham can take heart from Crystal Palace’s survival last season, having stayed in the top flight despite not scoring a goal, let alone winning a point, before October.The east Londoners could be in the same position given their tough upcoming fixtures, but Cottee doubts Pellegrini will be able to have the same effect upon a club fighting relegation as Roy Hodgson had upon the Eagles last term.“We saw what happened with Crystal Palace last year, where they lost the first seven then survived. But they had a manager who was experienced and could get them out the trouble.“It’s all right saying Pellegrini is a great manager. But when you are managing Man City and you’ve got the best players in the world, it’s a lot easier than coming to West Ham and having to motivate the players. whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? tense Most read in Premier League How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Getty revealed Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “I don’t get the impression that he’s going to motivate and inspire the players.“Conceivably, West Ham could be seven games played and seven defeats, and it’s a long, long way back from there.” latest West Ham should never have got rid of David Moyes and replaced him with Manuel Pellegrini at the end of last season, according to former Hammers star Tony Cottee.Cottee, speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, questioned why the club decided to show Moyes the door after he brought some stability to the London Stadium throughout the second half of last season. “But no, the board decides to go and choose someone else.“I just don’t understand the appointment… I really don’t. I didn’t understand the appointment at the time as we should have kept David Moyes, but they made the change and we’ve got to deal with it now.“I’ve got friends and family who were at the game on Saturday, and they told me it was a disgraceful performance – and that can’t go on.”With four defeats from four games, West Ham sit rooted to the bottom of the table and have all but guaranteed they will spend the campaign in a relegation battle. 3 gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 Pellegrini’s life in east London has started miserably REVEALED last_img

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