Sacking managers is one of the things that are inevitable in the world of football today and this is caused by the demand of fans and how much more the club management holds those views now. It only takes a major part of the club’s fan base to clamour for a change and they’ll have it. Although, it has not gotten to that stage with West Ham but we might be seeing something of the sort in the near future with Pellegrini.
Manuel Pellegrini was given the West Ham job obviously because the club needed a manager that can actually move the club forward. This was after David Moyes, his predecessor was sacked. West Ham went to 13th in the Premier League under Moyes.
Pellegrini might be facing the same problem in West Ham as the club sits in 10th position. When he took over, Pellegrini had initiated some changes in the squad, bringing in new players and putting the club at a spending excess of £90 million. This has raised the expectations of both club management and fans – it is fair to demand result after getting the money to build the squad of his choice – so when the fans started asking for him to be sacked due to his inability to deliver, it had been justified. Leading online bookmaker stoixima24 have shortened the odds this week on Pellegrini being the next Premier League manager to lose his job.
West Ham have had a disappointing start to the season, losing three out of their ten Premier League matches considering their financial outlay. They’ve conceded 14 goals so far, putting them at an average of 1.40 goals conceded per match. (Premier League Stat).
It might be too early in the season to decide West Ham is having a bad season but their position in the Premier League table is there to show how poor they’ve been this season even with the excess in spending.
This is what births the speculation on whether Pellegrini will get the axe but we think it might be a bad idea as financial factors will make it hard for the club to send him packing.
How much West Ham would pay to sack Pellegrini
Just because you can’t write a manager a mail saying ‘hey chap! We don’t need your services anymore’ without actually paying them off, West Ham might be in a tight spot sacking Pellegrini. Especially because they never put a termination clause in his contract when they signed him. Now that is a problem. The only way for the club to get out of that is to pay his contract in full which will be a staggering sum of around £15m.
Another likely option is if the two parties reach a mutual agreement on the severance package. The chances of that is, give or take, a ninety to ten percent.
West Ham abandoned their frugality when bringing in Pellegrini, making him one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League – ahead of Arsenal’s Unai Emery, and demanding for him to deliver results is beyond fair.
West Ham is in a tight spot at the moment and sacking Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t seem like the best solution to their problem. Seeing how much they will have to part with should they sack him, they might have to find another solution to their performance problem. One that won’t involve them parting with £15m.