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Last Updated: Tuesday May 11 2010 10:47 GMT

Zola sacked as West Ham boss

Gianfranco Zola has been sacked as manager of West ham United

Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola has been sacked as manager of West Ham United Football Club.

The Italian was in charge for less than two years at Upon Park, taking over from Alan Curbishley back in 2008.

In his first season in charge Zola did manage to guide his team to ninth in the premier league.

But this season results didn't go there way and West Ham just missed out on relegation, finishing five points above the drop zone in 17th place.

A statement from the club said: 'West Ham United confirm that they have terminated the contract of Gianfranco Zola.'

'The club will now be focusing its efforts on seeking a replacement.'