Manuel Pellegrini will be given more time to turn things around at West Ham after beating Chelsea, The Daily Mail reports.
West Ham ended a long winless run, stretching back to September, at Stamford Bridge. Pellegrini made some radical changes to his starting line-up and West Ham sneaked past Frank Lampard’s team with a 1-0 win.
Aaron Cresswell’s sole goal gave West Ham three points, lifted the Irons up to 13th and has eased the pressure on Pellegrini. The Hammers boss did have two games to save his job but a win against Chelsea has bought him more time at the helm.
Martin saves the day
The West Ham board did consider axing Pellegrini after a string of bizarre tactical decisions. But Pellegrini’s team selection and the overall performance has convinced them to stick by the Chilean.
Pellegrini replaced hapless goalkeeper Roberto with David Martin and this decision has fully paid off. Not only did he keep a clean sheet but this also impressed the fans and the club’s hierarchy.
Moreover, the West Ham players showed passion on the field. The club believes that the players want to play for their manager and he has not lost the dressing room. West Ham face Wolves next and another win would strengthen Pellegrini’s hopes of keeping the job.