Offical: West Ham Appoint Former Man City Boss
Offical: West Ham Appoint Former Manchester City Boss
West Ham United have confirmed that they have appointed a former Manchester City manager to replace David Moyes at the London Stadium.
The Hammers have announced former Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new first team manager on a three-year deal.
The Chilean left his managerial position at Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune two days ago to return to the Premier League, where he won the league title with City in 2013/14.
Joint West Ham chairman David Sullivan has stated that he is delighted to welcome Pellegrini back to England, and looks forward to working with him.
"I am delighted to welcome Manuel Pellegrini to West Ham United. He is one of the world's most respected football coaches, and we look forward to working with him," he told the club's official website.
"It was important that we appointed someone with knowledge and experience of the Premier League, who already has an understanding – not only of the teams and players we face – but of West Ham United and our ambitions.
"Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players. We believe he will attract new talent to the London Stadium as well as improving the current squad.
"Above all, he is a winner, who knows what it takes to succeed at the highest level and is driven to continue that success. Manuel is the first West Ham United manager to have a Premier League title on his CV, and we believe that his experience, quality and proven record of taking teams forward quickly will ensure that he is successful here.
"We have listened to fans who asked us to be ambitious. We hope they agree it is an exciting appointment.
"Manuel will shortly announce the names of the new staff he will bring in and he will then get down to shaping the squad he wants. We all wish him the very best of luck."
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