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West Ham sack Italian coach Zola

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-05-11

West Ham have terminated the contract of manager Gianfranco Zola (pictured). The Italian coach kept his side in the top-flight all season, but the club finished only one place above the relegation zone.

AFP - West Ham have sacked manager Gianfranco Zola, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.
  
Zola was widely expected to leave Upton Park following a turbulent campaign which saw the club's co-owner David Sullivan strongly criticise the Italian and his players following a series of disappointing results.
  
Former Chelsea star Zola just managed to keep his side in the top-flight, but they finished only one place above the relegation zone and he has paid the price for his faltering relationship with the club's owners.
  
"West Ham United confirm that they have terminated the contract of Gianfranco Zola," a statement on the club's website read.
  
"The Board of Directors would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him well for the future. The Club will now be focusing its efforts on seeking a replacement."
 

Date created : 2010-05-11

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