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Report: Moyes to replace Pellegrini at West Ham

West Ham United hires David Moyes

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on through the bubbles prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on November 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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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).

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