Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has spoken of his surprise at West Ham United’s owners over Manuel Pellegrini.
The future of West Ham boss Pellegrini is in doubt after the Hammers were thumped 3-0 at Burnley on Saturday.
As a result Pellegrini’s struggling side have gone SEVEN games without a win.
The Hammers have plummeted from third to 16th in the Premier League and face a daunting run of fixtures.
By the time West Ham are back in action – against Spurs on November 23rd – it will be two months since they last tasted victory.
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West Ham had been widely tipped to challenge for the European spots after a fine start to the campaign. But with a daunting set of fixtures on the horizon could just as easily be dragged into a relegation battle.
Reports before and since the Burnley defeat have claimed Pellegrini will be given time by West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold (BBC Sport).
Some supporters have been calling for Pellegrini to be sacked. Others feel the board are to blame.
And the unrest which resulted in angry protests 18 months ago – ironically during a 3-0 defeat to Burnley – is resurfacing with a vengeance.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate on Monday night, Merson said he is surprised owners Sullivan and Gold did not sack Pellegrini after the Burnley shambles.
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And he thinks the Hammers will be mired in the relegation zone in a matter of weeks.
“I’d go as far as to say it’s one of the worst (performances) I’ve seen (from a West Ham team),” Merson said on The Debate.