Manuel Pellegrini appointed as new West Ham coach

West Ham United have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new coach, the club announced on Tuesday after concluding negotiations late on the previous night.

Pellegrini succeeds David Moyes after having left Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune over the weekend.

The Chilean has reportedly signed a three-year deal worth up to £7m a year after meeting with West Ham’s co-owner David Sullivan.

“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,” David Sullivan told the club’s official website.

“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.”

Pellegrini joined Hebei China Fortune in 2016 after he was replaced at Manchester City by Pep Guardiola.

The 64-year-old took the coaching position at City between 2013 and 2016 and led the club to the Premier League title in his first season in charge.