West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has given her backing to manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Brady has told The Sun that Pellegrini is the man to turn things around at The London Stadium after a disastrous start.
Pellegrini at West Ham
There was plenty of excitement at the London Stadium when Pellegrini took charge. The Chilean was replacing David Moyes at the helm and West Ham fans were optimistic.
Having appointed the former Manchester City manager and backed him with a transfer kitty of over £100m, West Ham fans expected a better start than they have had.
The Hammers have lost all four of their opening league matches this season. This has left them stranded at the bottom with no points.
Naturally, Pellegrini’s job has been questioned. But Brady has given her full backing to the 64-year-old.
What did Brady say?
Brady admitted that it has been a disappointing and unexpected start to the season.
In an interview with The Sun, she said: “Having decided we did not want to go through another season like the last one, the Board took action.
“We appointed a manager with the most successful career we have ever had in Manuel Pellegrini and spent over £100m on players he wanted that we all thought would improve the team considerably.
“It hasn’t happened yet but I have complete faith that things will soon start to turn our way.”
Despite the poor start to the season, Brady backs Pellegrini to get West Ham out of trouble.
Speaking on behalf of the board, she gave her unwavering support to Pellegrini. She said: “The most important thing is to stick together.
“It takes time for a new team to gel, but gel they will and anyway targeting the manager or certain players will help no-one.
“As a club, we will stand by them all, confident that they have the makings of an excellent side. They need the encouragement of the many people, like the supporters and the Chairmen who love this club.”
Is Pellegrini the man for the job?
It has been a terrible start but it is harsh to judge a manager’s performance on just four games.
Away clashes with Liverpool and Arsenal to kick off the season have been tough, although West Ham fans will feel aggrieved to not get at least one point at The Emirates.
The home losses to Bournemouth and Wolves have been the most disappointing parts of the season.
In order to move up the league table, things have to improve soon. But with games against Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United coming up, things are not looking any easier.
If Pellegrini fails to pick up a point in the next three matches, then the pressure will really start to mount.