Pellegrini content with West Hams' campaign
West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini says his debut season with the club has been "okay".
Chilean tactician Pellegrini took charge at the London Stadium last summer and spearheaded a huge recruitment drive that brought in 10 new players, including Jack Wilshere on a free transfer and club-record signing Felipe Anderson from Lazio.
It has been a mixed season for the Hammers, having picked up impressive victories over Manchester United and Arsenal but also suffering disappointing defeats to Cardiff City and AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's home clash against Leicester City, Pellegrini admits the season has been a topsy-turvy one but, for the moment, he is content with what he has seen.
"It's not an easy answer because there are two sides to it. Yes, I'm happy because it is a solid season compared to the last one," he said at a press conference. "After that, having so many important players injured for so long is not easy.
"But always, I feel we can do it better. There are a lot of results that we could have improved. Maybe for this season, it's okay."
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.