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Moyes set for West Ham return after Pellegrini sacking

West Ham are expected to name David Moyes as their new manager following the club’s decision to sack Manuel Pellegrini after the 2-1 defeat to Leicester this weekend.

The Hammers decided to remove Pellegrini from his position as manager following a woeful run of form, the club currently sitting just one point and one place above the Premier League‘s relegation places having won just two of their past 13 league fixtures.

The sacking of the 66-year-old had become inevitable following the club’s struggles this season, Pellegrini failing to get the best from a side who held aspirations of challenging the top six at the start of the campaign.

According to Sky Sports, West Ham will now turn to former manager Moyes to guide the club away from danger, the Scot having previously taken charge at the London Stadium on a short term deal in the 2017/18 season.

Despite impressing during his brief reign, Moyes was overlooked for the position permanently in favour of Pellegrini, though now looks set to be handed a second opportunity as West Ham manager after the Chilean’s dismissal.

Former Manchester United boss Moyes has been without a job since that temporary position, though he was recently linked with the interim role at another of his former sides, Everton, before the Merseyside club’s appointment of Carlo Ancelotti.

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