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Pellegrini to be next West Ham manager


Filed: Friday, 18th May 2018
By: Staff Writer


A South American source is claiming that Manuel Pellegrini is set to be named as West Ham United's new manager.

According to Chilean media outlet Pauta, the 64-year-old has agreed to leave his current club in China in order to take the reins vacated by David Moyes last week.

And it is further claimed that Santiago-born Pellegrini - who last managed in the Premier League during a three year spell at Manchester CIty between 2013 and 2016 - will be confirmed as West Ham club's 16th full-time manager this coming Monday.

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Although he fails to fit the 'young, vibrant, inventive coach' category that many supporters were hoping would follow David Moyes, Pellegrini would nevertheless bring a vast wealth of experience to the post.

His appointment would also demand an unprecedented financial commitment from West Ham, with reports that he - like Rafa Benitez - has a significant release clause in his contract with Hebei China Fortune, whilst his salary alone would cost the club in the region of 8million per year.

When he appointed as manager of Chinese Super League club Fortune in 2016, it was Pellegrini's 13th role in management since he took up his first position at Universidad de Chile 28 years earlier, in 1988.

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Since then he has managed some of Europe and South America's most successful clubs, including River Plate (with whom he won the 2002/03 Primera Division), Real Madrid and Manchester City (Premier League and Carling Cup, twice).

David Sullivan, addressing the fanbase via a statement posted on West Ham United's website on Thursday evening stated that the club were "preparing to appoint a manager who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game."





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