West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini currently finds himself under real pressure.

The Hammers have taken just two points from their last five Premier League outings. And they now sit in 13th spot in the table.

Pellegrini guided West Ham to a 10th placed finish last season, and if he fails to improve upon that this term, his first two years in charge at the London Stadium will undoubtedly be deemed as a failure.

Maybe it’s time for a change.

The Sun reported earlier this week that the Chilean is at risk of being sacked.

And if that happens, who should the Hammers look to appoint?

In our view, Eddie Howe would be the perfect candidate.

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Eddie Howe (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The Bournemouth boss has worked wonders on the south coast over the past few years.

He led the Cherries from League Two to the Premier League in the space of just six years.

And during their time in the top flight, Howe has guided them to 16th, 9th, 12th and 14th placed finishes.

He likes his team to play an exciting brand of expansive, free-flowing football, and the West Ham fans would surely love to see the 41-year-old implement his philosophies at the London Stadium.

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Eddie Howe (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Howe is punching well above his weight at the Vitality Stadium. He currently has Bournemouth flying high in seventh spot in the table.

West Ham would definitely be a step up for the young boss, however. With a more lavish transfer budget, a bigger stadium and a larger fanbase, Howe could achieve great things in east London.

The Cherries won’t let him go without a fight, however. So the Hammers must be prepared to go all out for Howe, if they do indeed decide to part ways with Pellegrini.

He’s one of the best up-and-coming managers in the game, and might just take West Ham to another level.

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