Reliable West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has suggested the club’s owners are using reverse psychology on supporters.
West Ham are in crisis.
The Hammers have not won for eight games. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have nosedived from third to 17th in the table in just two months.
As a result Pellegrini’s future is in serious doubt.
West Ham in crisis
Fans feel co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are just as – if not more – culpable than the manager.
But they know removing the owners is far less likely anytime soon.
A host of managers have been linked as possible replacements for Pellegrini.
The likes of Rafa Benitez, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe have been mentioned (The Guardian).
But reports doing the rounds this week suggested two underwhelming names, David Moyes and Chris Hughton, were the preferred choices of the West Ham hierarchy (Evening Standard).
Insider suggests owners are using reverse psychology and makes Hughton claim
That has angered fans, many of whom have made it clear they would prefer to stick with Pellegrini if that is the case.
But speaking on The West Ham Way radio show on Phoenix FM, insider ExWHUemployee suggested the board are feeding names like Hughton and Moyes into the public domain to make fans appreciate what they already have.
Mixed emotions for fans
That will come as a huge relief to fans.
But there will undoubtedly be resentment towards the board for their apparent reverse psychology tactics.
What West Ham need is strong, structured, decisive leadership from top to bottom.
Not underhanded tactics through the media and taking the club’s loyal and long-suffering fanbase for granted.