Mark Noble is one of a number of senior West Ham United players who have expressed grave concern about the club’s miserable run of form, according to 90Min, as speculation rages about the future of manager Manuel Pellegrini.
With half an hour left on the clock during Monday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal, The Hammers looked set to secure only their second win in 11 games in all competitions.
But, in the space of less than ten minutes, the ailing Londoners went from 1-0 up to 3-1 down with a second-half collapse against an equally out-of-sorts Gunners side leaving them a single point above the relegation zone.
The Guardian now reports that Pellegrini could pay with his job if West Ham lose once again to fellow strugglers Southampton next weekend with Eddie Howe, Chris Hughton and David Moyes lined up as potential replacements.
And 90Min believe that there is ‘growing unrest’ behind the scenes with long-serving skipper Noble just one of the players who have let the club’s hierarchy know that all is not well at the London Stadium.
Interestingly, the report adds that coach Enzo Maresca has been taking on a central role in first-team training of late and it remains to be seen whether the former midfielder, who played under Pellegrini at Malaga, will be kept on by West Ham.
Maresca has also coached at Sevilla and Ascoli.
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