West Ham appoint Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham United have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, the club have confirmed.

The former-Manchester City boss has signed a three-year contract at the London Stadium.

Pellegrini succeeds David Moyes who was relieved of his duties earlier this month.

The Chilean manager had been in charge of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune until the weekend when he resigned.

Pellegrini has been quoted on the club’s official website as saying:

“I am excited about this project. My mentality is always to have a winning mentality.

“I think that West Ham had a difficult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans. I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.

“I am sure that, with the players we have in this moment in the squad, and bringing maybe another four or five in, we are going to have a strong team.”

West Ham finished 13th in the Premier League this past season under the guidance of former-Manchester United manager David Moyes.  However, it was only late in the season that they confirmed their Premier League status for another year.

Pellegrini guided Manchester City to their second Premier League title during the 2013-14 campaign and also won the EFL Cup twice during his three years in charge at the Citizens.