West Ham United have announced the departure of manager Avram Grant, following their relegation to the Championship. The news was confirmed on the club’s official website immediately after their 3-2 defeat to Wigan Athletic.
The Hammers had to beat Wigan to have any hope of beating the drop, and despite leading 2-0 at Half Time. But after the break they collapsed, losing to an injury time winner from Charles N’Zogbia.
The defeat confirmed their relegation to the Championship and the club quickly issued a statement confirming the department of Grant.
“The club can confirm that Avram Grant is no longer the manager of West Ham United. First-team coach Kevin Keen will take charge of the team for the final home match of the season against Sunderland on Sunday 22nd May.”