Manuel Pellegrini has been confirmed as West Ham’s new manager.
Announcing the arrival, co-chairman David Sullivan described him as “a winner” and suggested that Pellegrini’s appointment would help the club attract players.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss succeeds David Moyes, having left Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune over the weekend.
Joint chairman Sullivan hailed Pellegrini’s track record of winning the Premier League 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 United,” Sullivan said on the club’s website. “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.
“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.”