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West Ham Sack Pellegrini After Leicester Defeat 

By Ibrahim Taiwo
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West Ham have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini after a 2-1 home defeat by Leicester City.

The Hammers have lost nine out of their last twelve matches and they are just a point above the relegation zone.

Former West Ham boss David Moyes is the favorite to replace Pellegrini.

"It is with great disappointment that we've had to make this decision," said joint-chairman David Sullivan.

"It has become clear 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."

West Ham made the announcement within two hours after the home defeat against Leicester City and Pellegrini was informed after conducting the post match interviews.