Former West Ham United star Rio Ferdinand is not happy with goings on at his old club.
West Ham made it four defeats from four when they lost 1-0 at home to Wolves on Saturday.
Manuel Pellegrini was appointed in the summer to rejuvenate the Hammers.
Money can’t buy happiness, or points
The Chilean was handed £100 million to help push the club forward after two torrid seasons since leaving Upton Park.
But West Ham have looked more like sure fire relegation candidates on their showings so far.
The East Londoners even struggled to find a way past the 10 men of League One AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup.
Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold had a big decision to make in the summer.
Owners went in a different direction
After keeping West Ham up from a similarly desperate situation last season, David Moyes was expected by many to earn a longer term contract.
Sullivan and Gold wanted to go in a different direction, though, and splashed the cash to appoint Premier League winner Pellegrini.
Now Rio Ferdinand has suggested on BT Sport that West Ham might have made the wrong the decision in electing for style over substance.
“It’s a bit of a contrast to what people were asking for last season,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
Rio questions Pellegrini appointment
“They (the fans) wanted that West Ham way where we pass the ball and play expansive and a bit of tippy, tappy here and there and now they want them to dig in.
“Well that’s what Moyes had them doing last season, and (now) Moyes isn’t there.
“This manager, Pellegrini, has been given a warchest of money to spend and he’s done it and now we have to see what he does with it.”
It is another example of Rio’s passion still burning bright for his old club.