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Saturday, 28 December 2019

West Ham Sacked Pellegrini

The Hammers have parted ways with their manager after a fourth loss in five games

West Ham have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini after the club's latest 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.

That loss, their fourth in just five matches, leaves the Hammers sitting 17th in the Premier League, just one point shy of the relegation zone after 19 games.

Pellegrini joined West Ham in May 2018 with the former Manchester City manager guiding the club to a 10th-placed finish in his first season in charge.

His second campaign at the helm failed to get going however, with the club losing its first league game 5-0 and winning only five of their first 19 matches in the Premier League.

Joint-West Ham chairmen David Sullivan confirmed the decision to part ways with Pellegrini on Saturday night, stressing it was important to get the club "back on track".

“It is with great disappointment that we’ve had to make this decision," Sullivan said via a club statement.

"Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his calibre.

“However, it has become clear that that a change is required to get the club back on track in line with our ambitions this season. We felt it was necessary to act now in order to give the new manager as much time as possible to try and achieve that goal.”

Pellegrini's final game in charge saw West Ham fall 2-1 to the Foxes at home with Pablo Fornals' initial 45th-minute equaliser cancelled out by a Demarai Gray winner in the 56th minute.


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