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Concerned West Ham United fans got a timely reminder of Manuel Pellegrini’s credentials thanks to Jose Mourinho.

West Ham have got their Premier League campaign off to the worst possible start with three straight defeats.

There was some relief with a first victory for Pellegrini in the Carabao Cup against 10-man AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.

But the Hammers even made hard work of that.

Some supporters are concerned with the start to life under the Chilean.

They were looking forward to better fortune on the pitch after a £100 million spend in the transfer market.

Others accept it will take time for project Pellegrini to really have lift off.

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Timely reminder of Pellegrini’s calibre from angry Jose

However, there was a timely reminder for West Ham of their manager’s credentials from an unlikely source this week.

Jose Mourinho went on an astonishing rant in his post match press conference following Manchester United’s 3-0 home defeat to Spurs.

The under fire Portuguese told reporters he deserved more respect and pointed out a statistic about his record (Sky Sports).


“Do you know what the result was? Three-nil,” Mourinho said as reported by Sky Sports.

“Do you know what this means (holding up three fingers)?

“Three-nil but it also means three Premier Leagues and I won more alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them.”

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Never look a gift horse in the mouth

Love or hate him, of course Mourinho is quite right.

Of the 19 other Premier League teams only two have managers who have won the title.

Pep Guardiola last season and West Ham’s very own Manuel Pellegrini from his own time at Manchester City.

It may not all be rosy in the Hammers garden at the moment.

But sometimes it is good to take stock and remember the club has an experienced Premier League-winning boss in charge.

It will not be often West Ham can say that and the former Real Madrid manager should be given every chance to make things work.

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