Having begun the season on a high, West Ham has won just two matches from their 13 most recent games.
They have lost 9 times during this run of matches.
Pressure began to mount on the 66-year old Chilean tactician when they lost 4-0 to Oxford United in an EFL match back in September.
The Hammers’ latest loss to Leicester City FC prompted the co-owner and David Sullivan (club chairman) to act.
The two club leaders expressed their disappointment in having to make such a decision, especially with regards to Manuel Pellegrini.
Nonetheless, their move to sack Pellegrini can be justified by the fact that West Ham currently lies just a point above the relegation zone.
The press release read in part;
“Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his caliber. However, it has become clear that a change is required to get the club back on track in line with our ambitions this season.”
The club leaders felt that it was a necessity to make the bold move at this moment so as to give the new manager enough time to steer the club in the desired direction.
David Moyes is touted to be the favourite replacement having helped the club to avoid relegation 3 seasons ago.