West Ham axe manager Pellegrini after Leicester defeat

first_img “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.” Read Also: EPL: Calvert-Lewin brace hands Everton win at Newcastle Mr Sullivan said: “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.” David Moyes is the early front-runner with the bookies to return to the Hammers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 West Ham United have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini after their home defeat to Leicester . The Hammers went down 2-1 at the London Stadium to a Foxes side who made nine changes from the side that lost 4-0 at Liverpool on Boxing Day. Manuel Pellegrini has been sacked as West Ham United manager The result saw West Ham equal their club record run of four successive home defeats in the Premier League having also lost out to Arsenal , Tottenham and Newcastle in recent weeks. It leaves them 17th in the Premier League table with just one win in five and hovering just a point off the relegation zone. It was enough to prompt club bosses to part with former Premier League title winner Pellegrini after 19 months at the helm. A club statement read: “West Ham United can confirm that Manuel Pellegrini has left the Club with immediate effect.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Steelers’ Mason Rudolph benched amid dreadful performance vs. Bengals

first_imgCould this be the end of the Mason Rudolph era in Pittsburgh?It’s been a tumultuous week and a half for the Steelers’ backup-turned-starter. Days after he was clocked in the head with his own helmet late in Pittsburgh’s loss to Cleveland last week, courtesy of Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, he was accused of speaking a racial slur to the Browns defensive end, prompting the viral brawl. (The NFL “found no such evidence” Rudolph uttered a racial slur, per ESPN.) On Sunday, he was benched in the second hald of Pittsburgh’s 16-10 win over hapless Cincinnati. Rudolph had an 8-for-16 line for 85 yards and an interception vs. the Bengals.😤 @Carlos_Dunlap with the tip ➡ @36SLY36 with the pick 😤#PITvsCIN | #SeizeTheDEY pic.twitter.com/xuDmiWYd7e— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 24, 2019Devlin Hodges entered the game to play QB for the Steelers, and the move paid immediate dividends: Hodges was 2-for-2 passing with a touchdown in his first series on the field.Rudolph entered Sunday’s matchup with a 4-3 record, 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on the season, replacing the injured Ben Roethlisberger.”I saw enough of what I need to see,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the game when asked about the decision to bench Rudolph. “Thought we needed a spark.” Mike Tomlin on all questions related to QB change from Mason To Duck #Steelers pic.twitter.com/hM022Pd7bo— Steel-Videos (@sdextrasmedia) November 24, 2019When asked who would start at QB in Pittsburgh’s Week 13 rematch against Cleveland, Tomlin would not say.Rudolph, who helped cause the Steelers-Browns fight by attempting to take Garrett’s helmet off, won’t be suspended but did receive a $50,000 fine, according to NFL Media. Rudolph did not admit fault while addressing the media with a prepared statement Nov. 20.“The way I saw it, on the final play of the game with the game in hand the way it was, it had been, we had already lost two of our players to targeting penalties from the game,’’ Rudolph said. “As I released the ball, I took a late shot. Did not agree with way he took me to the ground and my natural reaction was to get him from off on top of me. And again, I should have done a better job of handling that situation.”last_img read more