Stuart Pearce has been sacked by Manchester City, the club have confirmed.

City have acted after a disappointing season in which they flirted with relegation before finishing four points above the drop zone.

A statement on the club´s website confirmed Pearce´s contract had been "terminated" with "immediate effect".

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