Diamond Dog wrote:he belittled Everton
he has gone up in my estimation, he really has.
Toby wrote:Pellegrini. Not a terrible choice, but I wonder really what he's going to be able to do at West Ham. The board clearly wanted Benitez, but I don't blame him for not shifting from Newcastle, so they plumped for a manager who has been in China for 2 years and clearly was off the Premier League merry-go-round.
There's not a huge amount of money and there's talk of YaYa coming to the club. The guy was brilliant at his peak but at 34 it's the sort of transfer that West Ham have always made - a punt in the dark on a player past their best who probably will be injured for most of their fat contract.