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West Ham Announce Manuel Pellegrini As Head Coach

The former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been confirmed as the West Ham boss following the departure of David Moyes.

West Ham have officially announced the appointment of the former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini ahead of the 2018/19 season following their decision not to renew the contract of former-manager David Moyes.

Pellegrini, 64, left his role at the helm of Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and reportedly flew over to meet with the West Ham board before coming to an agreement.

Chairman David Sullivan welcomed the Chilean to the club with a message posted to the West Ham official website earlier.

“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.

“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.”

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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