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Boss sends condolences after tragedy

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has been quick to send  condolences to the families of the helicopter crash victims in Leicester on Saturday.

The boss said: “I would like to begin by echoing the many messages of condolence and sympathy that we have seen in the past few days, following the tragic incident that took place after our match at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

On behalf of my staff and the players, I send our thoughts and best wishes to the families of the five victims, and to everyone at Leicester City.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha led the club to one of the greatest achievements in the modern game, one that will always be remembered, and leaves a lasting legacy.

It is a great loss for the city of Leicester and for English football, and I am sure that everyone inside London Stadium on Wednesday evening will pay their respects in a fitting manner.”

He added “I would also like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to Glenn Hoddle as he recovers in hospital at this time. Glenn, of course, has a very strong connection with Wednesday’s opponents, Tottenham Hotspur, but I think that anyone who loves football is an admirer of his.

We wish him a full and speedy recovery.”

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