Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham sack Chilean as manager after Leicester City defeat

Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham sack Chilean as manager after Leicester City defeat

- Manuel Pellegrini has been sacked by West Ham United after a poor run of results

- The Hammers suffered 2-1 defeat to Leicester City at the London Stadium this weekend

- Pellegrini becomes the sixth Premier League manager to be sacked this campaign

- The Chilean spent 18 months at the club and he is expected to be replaced by former Man United boss David Moyes

West Ham United have fired Manuel Pellegrini as club manager following the Hammers' string of poor results in all competitions.

Pellegrini has been under enormous pressure since the Hammers' 4-0 demolition by Oxford United in the EFL Cup back in September.

Despite enjoying a promising start to the campaign earlier in the season, the London side has embarked on a run of nine league losses, picking just two wins in 13 matches.

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Their 2-1 home defeat to Leicester City in their last game of the year, 2019, left the club's hierarchy with no choice but to hand Pellegrini marching orders.

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"It is with great disappointment that we've had to make the decision. Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his calibre," West Ham chairman David Sullivan was quoted saying.

"However, it has become clear that a change is required to get the club back on track in line with our ambitions this season," he continued.

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West Ham dangerously sit 17th on the league standings with 19 points, just one above the drop zone.

MailSport now reports David Moyes, who managed the outfit November 2017 and May 2018 is in line to replace Pellegrini on an 18-month deal. earlier reported that Leicester City ended the outgoing year with an impressive victory following their 2-1 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium.

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