Date: 5th September 2018 at 5:07pm
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With the international break upon us, we can do nothing but reflect on what has gone before us already this season.

Our pitiful start leaves our club as the only club in all four top-flight leagues in English football without a solitary point to our name and with some tough games ahead matters might not immediately improve.

But whilst, here at Vital West Ham, we’re not championing the axing of Manuel Pellegrini, believing it would be a panic measure so early into his reign, something interesting appeared in the press this morning.

Lurking in the pages of the very well-respected news source, the Times, is the inference that, according to our source, the Hammers didn’t insert a termination clause in Pellegrini’s contract when he signed on the dotted line.

We’re guessing that the West Ham hierarchy were so sure that Pellegrini would be a success that they didn’t think such a clause was necessary.

To that effect, our source is also reporting that, if it came to axing the Chilean it would cost the club a cool £15 million in compensation with Pellegrini’s contract having to be paid up in full unless a severance package can be agreed.

Now that, I’m afraid, is a tidy sum!