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Karren Brady weighs in with emphatic verdict on Manuel Pellegrini
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Karren Brady weighs in with emphatic verdict on Manuel Pellegrini

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: West Ham United’s Manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

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.”

West Ham United Vice Chairman Karren Brady listens to a question during a press conference in east London to announce the new deal between Newham council and West Ham United football club on March 22, 2013. The stadium built for the London 2012 Olympic summer games has had its future secured in a deal where the English Premier League team West Ham United will have a 99 year lease to use the stadium starting in 2016. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on August 25, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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.