Marco Silva could be sacked before Manuel Pellegrini after this weekend’s results.
West Ham recorded a shock 1-0 win over Chelsea to give Pellegrini some time. But Silva suffered late heartbreak in the Sunday game against Leicester City with Kelechi Iheanacho’s injury-time goal potentially sealing his fate.
West Ham climbed up to 13th with the win at Stamford Bridge. Everton, meanwhile, sit in 17th place – just two points and one spot above the drop zone. Silva’s days could be numbered.
Double win for West Ham?
This could be a second piece of good news for West Ham fans if Everton sack Silva and appoint David Moyes. This appears to be the plan, according to various reports, including Sky Sports.
Moyes was the West Ham manager before Pellegrini, just about keeping the club up. While some might praise him for the job he did, Moyes was given from November until the end of the season with a strong enough squad to survive.
Moreover, Moyes made one signing; a £10m panic buy spent on Jordan Hugill, who played three times as a substitute. He ended his time at West Ham as the second-worst manager in the club’s history, statistically speaking. Yes, he was even worse than Avram Grant and Glenn Roeder.
This isn’t to say that Pellegrini is safe. Nor, is this suggesting that he is the man to take West Ham forward in the long run. But Moyes is definitely not the answer. If Everton sack Silva and appoint Moyes, there will be a huge sigh of relief from a large number of West Ham fans.