West Ham United’s Chilean supervisor Manuel Pellegrini gestures from the touchline through the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Leicester City at The London Stadium, in east London on December 28, 2019. Ben STANSALL / AFP
West Ham sacked supervisor Manuel Pellegrini after Saturday’s 2-1 dwelling defeat to Leicester left the Hammers only one level above the Premier League’s relegation zone.
A run of simply two wins in 14 video games, together with seven defeats of their final 9 league matches, noticed persistence run out with the 66-year-old former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss.
“It is with great disappointment that we’ve had to make this decision,” West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan stated in a membership assertion.
“Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his calibre.
“However, 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.
“It has become clear that a change is required to get the club back on track in line with our ambitions this season.”
West Ham overcame a tough begin to end tenth in Pellegrini’s first season in cost.
However, the Chilean has failed to supply sufficient of a return on a major switch spend over the previous 18 months with over £100 million ($130 million) splashed on Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller, Pablo Fornals, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Issa Diop.