Report: Moyes to replace Pellegrini at West Ham

West Ham United hires David Moyes
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David Moyes is not only the frontrunner to replace Manuel Pellegrini as West Ham United manager, but the former Everton, Manchester United and — yes — West Ham boss is expected to be appointed in very short order, according to a report from Sky Sports.

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Pellegrini was fired by the Hammers on Saturday, with the preseason top-six hopefuls languishing all the way down in 17th place in the Premier League. Following a strong start to the season, West Ham won just two of their next 13 games (2W-2D-9L), spelling the end of the road for Pellegrini.

Moyes has been out of work since his first stint as West Ham manager, when he took over for Slaven Bilic on a six-month contract. That deal expired in May 2018 and Moyes left the club. He was replaced by Pellegrini, who last a season and a half at the London Stadium.

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With 19 of 38 games played, West Ham (19 points) sit just a point outside the relegation zone. They’ll begin 2020 with a visit from 16th-place Bournemouth on Wednesday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET, on NBC Sports Gold).