Jermaine Pennant believes West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini may effectively be set for the exit door on the London Stadium.
The previous Arsenal and Liverpool midfielder was within the talkSPORT studios simply 24 hours after the Hammers capitulated of their London derby away to Crystal Palace.
Regardless of taking the lead at Selhurst Park, the Hammers folded beneath the strain and succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.
The defeat has left them only one place and one level above the relegation zone, with Leicester Metropolis subsequent up at dwelling.
Pellegrini’s males haven’t gained in entrance of their very own followers since a 2-1 victory over Manchester United on the finish of September and Pennant thinks the Chilean could have to go.
“Clearly, they needed to be an bold membership,” Pennant informed Jim White on talkSPORT.
“Shifting into a brand new stadium, unbelievable as it’s, with the followers and the historical past of West Ham.
“They needed to be up there, amongst the most effective – the highest six for positive. However generally, it simply doesn’t go that approach.
“They have the gamers to be beating groups, particularly the highest groups, however issues are simply not working.
“Perhaps, do you have a look at the supervisor? Do they want a contemporary face?”
After internet hosting Leicester, Bournemouth journey to the capital on January 1 and West Ham will hope Lukasz Fabianski will be capable of return for one in all these league fixtures.
He has not performed for the reason that draw away to the Cherries in September resulting from a torn hip muscle and fellow goalkeeper David Martin is now sidelined with the identical challenge.
Stand-in Roberto did little flawed towards Palace at Selhurst Park, however prolonged his run of video games within the workforce with out a win to eight on Boxing Day.
The go to of Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Leicester is a frightening prospect for Pellegrini, however the Foxes go into the fixture on the again of a 4-Zero dwelling defeat to Liverpool.
Pellegrini added: “They’re doing very effectively additionally however we’re simply in the midst of the season so we will’t examine the workforce that gained the title (2015-16) for the workforce that’s enjoying now.”