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West Ham sack Manuel Pellegrini

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West Ham have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini after a 2-1 home defeat by Leicester City – their ninth loss in the past 12 games.

The Hammers’ latest defeat on Saturday leaves them 17th, one point above the Premier League relegation zone.

Pellegrini departs after 18 months in charge, having been appointed in May 2018 on a three-year deal.

Former West Ham boss David Moyes is among the candidates being considered to replace Pellegrini.

Pellegrini was told about his departure shortly after conducting post-match interviews.

West Ham made the announcement within two hours of losing to Leicester.

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