Manuel Pellegrini’s position as West Ham manager is safe for now, as per Sky Sports News.
The West Ham board is willing to give the new signings time to settle in first before making a decision on Pellegrini’s future.
The Chilean arrived in the summer, replacing David Moyes at the helm.
But West Ham have lost all four of their opening Premier League matches and have no points going into the international break.
Rather than sack Pellegrini now, West Ham will give him time to turn things around. Meanwhile, the new players will be given the chance to adapt to English football.
The cost of sacking Pellegrini
The Times reported this morning that Pellegrini would be due £15m in compensation if he was sacked now.
If true, that is a major financial barrier to dissuade the board from taking that decision.
After backing the former Manchester City boss with the summer spending exceeding £100m, would the board want to spend a further £15m on dismissing their manager?
However, Sky sources believe this figure to be closer to £7.5m. If Pellegrini departs, his backroom staff would also leave, meaning the total cost of this decision would be around £10m.
Can the new signings fit in?
West Ham spent big this summer to improve their team with some high-profile additions.
But so far, most players have struggled to make their mark.
Ryan Fredericks has been hit and miss. Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop have both had difficulties at the back.
Jack Wilshere has not hit the heights expected of him, Carlos Sanchez was at fault for Wolves’ goal last Saturday and attacking midfield duo Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko have been inconsistent.
Lucas Perez has not had much of a chance to stake his first-team claim yet.
The only positive so far has been Lukasz Fabianski in goal, but he has still shipped 10 goals in four games.
With three tough fixtures coming up next, West Ham fans will be desperate to see their new signings improve quickly and fire the Hammers up the league table.