"I am excited about this project. I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans."https://t.co/Husu6Phx2H
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 22, 2018
Chilean Pellegrini left Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune on Saturday and replaces David Moyes, who guided the club to a 13th-placed finish in the league this past season.
“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,” West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan said.
— Manuel Pellegrini R. (@Ing_Pellegrini) May 22, 2018
“It was important that we appointed someone with knowledge and experience of the Premier League.
“Someone who already has an understanding – not only of the teams and players we face – but of West Ham United and our ambitions,” Sullivan explained.
Former Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga boss Pellegrini returns to England two years after leaving Manchester City, a team the 64-year-old led to the Premier League title in 2013-14.