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Manuel Pellegrini Appointed West Ham United Manager on 3-Year Contract

West Ham United appointed former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager Tuesday.

The club announced the deal via their official Twitter account, as Pellegrini put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

The 64-year-old departed Hebei China Fortune on Saturday having been with the Chinese club since leaving City in 2016.

Chilean Pellegrini, who had been a priority target from the start of West Ham’s search for a new manager, will be joined at London Stadium by assistant Ruben Cousillas.

He replaces former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes, who was appointed West Ham boss in November 2017 but released at the end of his contract after guiding West Ham to 13th place.

“Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players,” said chairman David Sullivan.

“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.”

Pellegrini is in his 30th year of management and brings with him an impressive CV.

He won three league titles and as many cup competitions in South America, before winning the Premier League in 2014 with City as well as two League Cups.

The Chilean also spent one season with Real Madrid in 2009-10. Although Los Blancos failed to win La Liga that year, they achieved a total of 96 points under Pellegrini, which was a club record at the time.

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