West Ham Sack Manuel Pellegrini as Poor Results Become Too Much to Bear

​West Ham have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini, with the club just a single place above the relegation zone entering the new year. 

The Hammers fell to a humbling defeat at home to a much-rotated Leicester City side on Saturday to round out a disappointing 2019, defeated by goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Demarai Gray. 

A club statement read: "Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, along with the Board and everyone at West Ham United, would like to place on record their thanks to Manuel for his service over the past 18 months."

Sullivan added: “It is with great disappointment that we’ve had to make this decision. 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.”

Source : 90min