It’s just a couple of weeks since Manuel Pellegrini the 64-year-old Chilean, who managed Manchester City to the Premier League title – signed on at West Ham.
And it’s been a tough two weeks with Pellegrini and his wife Carola Pucci being mugged at gunpoint by a gang as they went out to dinner in the Chilean capital of Santiago.
They were on their way to a restaurant when they were held up at gunpoint, and his wife’s purse was taken.
Manuel Pellegrini – tough last two weeks
A spokesman for West Ham United said after the mugging:
“We are relieved to hear that Manuel and his wife were both unharmed.”
Pellegrini acted courageously and later thanked Chilean police for their “quick and courageous” response.
Carola Pucci’s purse was retrieved by the police.
And there’s news in the Mirror today the manager is at odds with the West Ham owners over transfer targets for this summer.
The Mirror is reporting that Pellegrini has given the Hammers several transfer targets and has had them quickly knocked back by the Chairmen.
The West Ham co-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold appointed the Chilean after they gave him some significant promises, which they appear to be quickly backing away from.
Does this sound familiar?
Manuel Pellegrini is now said to be frustrated with several transfer targets being turned down.
If Rafa does leave Newcastle then maybe West Ham would not be a suitable place to move to?