ExWHUemployee has claimed that Harry Redknapp is highly unlikely to be appointed as West Ham manager because he would demand full control of transfers, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday December 18th).

Current Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is under real pressure. Last weekend’s win over Southampton probably saved his job. But any more slip-ups over the next few games could very well end his spell as West Ham manager.

The east London outfit face games against Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Bournemouth over the next 12 days.

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Harry Redknapp (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

And if they fail to win any of those matches, Pellegrini will surely be sent packing.

Harry Redknapp has been mentioned as a potential candidate to replace the Chilean in recent weeks.

 

ExWHUemployee highlighted why that will be extremely unlikely, however, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday December 18th):

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Harry Redknapp (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

“In terms of options, Harry Redknapp is very keen on the job. I think similar to what the board think, and that is that it’s too much of a gamble. Her’s too old now, he’s 72. The chairman are very very tight with their money, and Redknapp is the opposite, he goes gung-ho with the money. Redknapp would want control over transfers and Sullivan wouldn’t want to give him that much freedom with them.”

Pellegrini could of course still save his job if the Hammers embark on a decent run of form.

Having said that, it does seem like he’s a dead man walking. If the Chilean is sacked, however, don’t expect Redknapp to take over.

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