Is Pellegrini the Answer for West Ham

There is no denying that in appointing the veteran Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham made a good move. Pellegrini, the Chilean boss, has a proven success record in the Premier League and is highly experienced. The only reservation some have is that the boss’s previous task in the Premier League was managing a “right end of the table” team, while West Ham, last season fought relegation for most of the campaign.

Season Start Nothing but Nightmare

Slaven Bilic exited, and David Moyes was appointed by the Hammers, and thus, they had a similar start to last season. Moyes was considered a temporary solution in keeping the team going. He surprised and did less than expected, so the Scot was replaced by Pellegrini in summer. Yet it was not over yet as unfortunate for the Hammers they had another Premier League nightmare start, with the sum of money they invested in the summer to overhaul the team they did not gain much on their huge outlay.

Under the leadership of Pellegrini, they suffered four defeats, these were straight overthrow’s the team from the capital experienced. With a raft of new signings followed with Pellegrini at the helm and it got people talking about the Hammers as a team that could be the surprise package of the season. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out that way, so far.

When it Comes to European Clubs, Pellegrini Enjoyed Success in All


Pellegrini has worked with Real Madrid, and Manchester City and that is how the Chilean made a name for himself, he worked with some of the biggest clubs and took some to new heights. At the Spanish Club he had fewer resources than at West Ham, but then he also did a great job while at Malaga, though the Andalusian’s had major investments in their team. At every club he managed, Pellegrini enjoyed success, this includes in Real Madrid.

Pellegrini Has the Credentials of a Top-Level Coach

With proven credentials as a top coach on several occasions, Pellegrini’s appointment with West Ham looked like the best option, and there is no doubt that he has the coaching abilities to bring success to the team. What it depends on is how long he will have the chance to turn things around since there are already rumours that his potion is under threat, what counts in his favour is that the owners of the club are quite keen for the Chilean to get the team issues sorted out.

West Ham’s Odds to Suffer Relegation Slashed

Due to a terrible start and considering the results of the team so far, a difficult September is what the Londoners face with games against Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton. Pellegrini could face difficulty should the team struggle to collect point during the upcoming tough encounters, for this reason, the break came at the perfect time, there is still the option of regrouping, although Pellegrini went off to visit his family in Chile. The trip might be bad timing as he could have better served the team working with the players, although the Hammers could come up with great surprises after their well-deserved two-week break, if not Pellegrini might live in East London on borrowed time.

Arsenal Should Remain Positive – Despite the Most Recent Defeat

Hector Bellerin, the right-back players for Arsenal FC has come to peace with the idea that the team has a long way to go before they are playing at their peak performance, especially playing against Manchester City. Though despite the 2-0 defeat that happened during Unai Emery’s Emirate debut, Bellerin can still look at the positive outcomes from the match.
Throughout the game, the team tried their hardest to play from the back. However, Matteo Guendouzi could not hide his nervousness while on the field during the debut. On the upside, it can go without saying that he had a numerous amount of chances during the game.

Emirates Displayed Tactical Skills

On the opposing side, the Emirates did display their skilful tactical side as they allowed for an early substitution during the second half of the game, one that can be called an impressive speciality of Arsene Wenger. However, Bellerin showed his optimism as he spilled his thoughts on the game in an interview with the official Arsenal FC site. He started off by saying he only saw the game as something positive, even though the odds weren’t in the favour of the team. He reflected back onto how the team played last year and how much their skills have improved within the last few months, according to Bellerin, the team had chances to score and to impressive during the second half – something that was not as likely with their playing style from the last year. He continues on to talk about his opponents – stating that they were playing against a team that has been around for a while and have a room filled with new players who were previously crowned champions on the field – so with that knowledge, it’s not like the team faced an easy loss to a lower grade team.

The team is scheduled to travel to Stamford Bridge, which will show itself to be another tough challenge. This will serve as also being another chance for the FC to begin to get familiar with the working on their new manager as well. While Bellerin is remaining positive, he did emphasise the importance of each and every point, which can be hard to watch go away to another team, such as Chelsea. Though despite the loss, Arsenal is using this as motivation to show the opposers up and display that they can match and succeed their playing skills.

The FC is using this time to prepare themselves for the match as they have a week to improve their skills and come up with a gameplay. This is helpful as they have faced off against Chelsea before and have a solid understanding of what they’re up against. On the upside for Arsenal, Bellerin did notice that Guardiola did not have the instant success that everyone was looking for, which can be used to the FC benefit as the player has probably not fully adjusted to the workings of Arsene Wenger and the constant changes.

The Excuses From Jose Mourinho are Running Thin

Jose Mourinho admitted that he had a problem – though, despite it, he was working on bettering himself, so his job performance can increase as well. Though, he made this claim way back in 2015 during one of his interviews. During that time, Mourinho directed the teams he managed to win league titles while having spectacular games that fans were going crazy for. In the following months and now even in 2018, this started to change drastically, and it’s safe to say that Mourinho wasn’t expecting it himself. It all started in December of 2015 with his team losing to Chelsea, despite having an impressive lead and matches which caused many viewers to believe that the win was secured for Mourinho. Afterwards, a steady flow of loses, nine out of the sixteen league matches, caused the axe to be drawn on Mourinho and credibility to his name being lost as well.

Losing the Spark

The football world is constantly changi0ng with the influx of new players and managers that are pulling all the cards needed to ensure their personal wins. At one point in time, Jose Mourinho was on top of the game. His record and trophy collection led him to the top and gave him the title of being one of the most successful football managers in the world. While he still has that special title, it seems as if Mourinho is losing his footwork in the football world.

Mourinho has an impressive history to match. The manager grew to fame for his management skills and cool demeanour. Nowadays it seems as he’s doing a 360 by his constant moaning on the field, his declining adaptability skills, as well as the behind the scene videos of him losing that cool demeanour and grip while addressing the players in the locker rooms.

If anything, the manager lost his spark and become well versed in complaining constantly and losing more respect from the fans, other teams, and possibly his own team as well. Though, the complaining tone is the perfect adjective to describe his career with Manchester United which he only seems to berate the players and say the foulest things to them on a constant basis.
It just seems as if he is a completely different manager since his winning streak of fame and success in 2012. He was present during a record-breaking season with the team he was currently managing, Real Madrid, until the team gained a large following and had their names in the news next to anything relating to winning another match.

Though Jose Mourinho changed in the last year and it became even more notable with Manchester United. The players have lost their spark as well due to Mourinho foul behavior to the point where stars such as Anthony Martial shimmer has seemed to have been dulled by the manager.

One thing is for certain. It wouldn’t be too much of a shock for Mourinho to begin to appear less and less in the news if he keeps spiralling down.