Manuel Pellegrini has been warned by Sam Allardyce that he must start delivering results quickly or face the chop at West Ham.Pellegrini oversaw a summer of big changes at London Stadium, with The Irons having made 10 signings ahead of the 2018-19 season.Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks were brought in, among others. Big things are expected of what, on paper at least, appeared a rejuvenated West Ham side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Their Premier League opener did not go as planned, however, with Pellegrini’s side having fallen to a damaging 4-0 loss to a rampant Liverpool. And Allardyce, who himself managed The Hammers from 2011-15, feels that the club’s board will not waste time in wielding the axe if Pellegrini gets it wrong again.“West Ham going and attacking [Liverpool] like they did is never going to work when you’ve got those players,” Allardyce told Talksport.“It’s a little similar to watching Chelsea versus Huddersfield – Hudderfield having a go and Chelsea picking them off.“These players are that good, you leave them that space, they expose you. “Certainly West Ham left too much space between the midfield and the back four and Liverpool kept sliding in between the lines and punished them rightfully so.“You can’t expect too much sometimes from all those new players being involved in the team immediately. “They need time – and the only way you get time as a manager is by getting results. Nobody will be patient for you.“Seven players have been brought in, they spent heavily, they need to click almost immediately. That’s going to be a big test for Pellegrini.“He’s got a great reputation so hopefully he can do it for West Ham and give the players that have been bought the sort of football and results that they want.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
She made the call as she delivered the keynote address at the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Gala, held on Saturday, January 19 in Washington DC. Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, is urging members of the diaspora to support the ‘Pledge 2 Build’ campaign, which seeks to raise funds to upgrade the infrastructure of early-childhood and primary schools. Story Highlights Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, is urging members of the diaspora to support the ‘Pledge 2 Build’ campaign, which seeks to raise funds to upgrade the infrastructure of early-childhood and primary schools.She made the call as she delivered the keynote address at the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Gala, held on Saturday, January 19 in Washington DC.Pledge 2 Build is an initiative of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), which seeks to mobilise some three million Jamaicans living overseas to invest in the development of education and educational infrastructure in the country annually, starting with early childhood and teacher empowerment.Ambassador Marks also lauded the organisers of the Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship fund for their support to students at Calabar High School and Kingston College (KC) over the past few years.She noted that the initiative was an important vehicle through which the organisers had effectively joined with the leadership in shaping the minds of the boys “to become productive citizens”.Noting that education is key to nation-building, Ambassador Marks, said investing in the country’s youths will “provide the platform for our country’s advancement and for the attainment of our national and internationally agreed development goals”.She also praised the organisers for their efforts to sustain the David “Wagga” Hunt initiative, noting that it “is transforming the lives of 25 students from Calabar High and Kingston College, to the tune of J$10 million”.“[These are] poignant examples of generosity and patriotism – traits for which Jamaicans living overseas are well known,” Ambassador Marks said.The Reggae Girlz, Jamaica’s senior national female football team, was also honoured at the event for the historic achievement in 2018 as the first Caribbean team to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.“You have added to the lustre of brand Jamaica, demonstrating that ‘wi likkle but wi tallawah’,” Ambassador Marks said.The late David “Wagga” Hunt was a distinguished past student of Kingston College; co-founder of Meadhaven United Football Club; former General Secretary of the Kingston & St. Andrew Football Association (KSAFA); former General Secretary of the MinorLeague Football Association, and one of Jamaica’s foremost track-and-field analysts, who also had a great passion for youth and sports. Mr. Hunt led Calabar to both the Manning Cup and Oliver Shield titles in 2005. Pledge 2 Build is an initiative of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), which seeks to mobilise some three million Jamaicans living overseas to invest in the development of education and educational infrastructure in the country annually, starting with early childhood and teacher empowerment.