West Ham appoints Manuel Pellegrini as new manager
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West Ham announced former Real Madrid and Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini as its new manager, replacing David Moyes at the helm of the EPL club.
The 64-year-old Chilean left his role with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew to London for talks.
The Hammers opted not to keep Moyes on after the Scot’s short term contract ended following the final game of the EPL season—a 3-1 win over his former side Everton that saw it finish 13th.
Joint chairman David Sullivan hailed Pellegrini’ track record of winning the EPL title with City as crucial to his chances of ushering in a new era of success at the London stadium.
“I am delighted to welcome Manuel Pellegrini to West Ham, he is one of the world’s most respected football coaches and we look forward to working with him,“ Sullivan said on the club’s website.
Pellegrini coached at Villareal, Real Madrid and Malaga in Spain before taking charge of Man City in 2013, going on to win the 2013-14 EPL title as well as the League Cup twice before his departure.
He left the Etihad Stadium in June 2016, to be succeeded by Pep Guardiola, but was soon back in work at Hebei.