Former Newcastle and Blackburn striker Alan Shearer has called on West Ham to give boss Manuel Pellegrini more time despite his tough start to the job.

Pellegrini has lost all four of his opening games as West Ham boss and has come under criticism despite only being in the job for a short time.

However, Shearer has called on the West Ham hierarchy to remain patient with the Chilean boss, with the former striker believing he will turn it around.

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In an interview with Coral, via FootballLondon, Shearer said:

Well not yet, I think it’s far too early to be talking about a manager being sacked after four games particularly after the number of players brought in to try and get that team together.

He has to be given time but also you’ve got see an improvement because of the money that’s been spent.

However, Shearer did criticise the former Man City boss after the Chilean call out the poor attitude around the West Ham squad for their current predicament.

You cant keep using it as an excuse for players not having the right attitude. it’s no excuse for not trying hard. Fans want 100 per cent, that’s all. They’ll put up with a poor result if the players give everything.