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Pellegrini is #17


Filed: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
By: Staff Writer


Manuel Pellegrini has been confirmed as the new manager of West Ham United FC.

The 64-year-old Chilean, who was last in the Premier League with Manchester City has signed a three-year deal to lead the Hammers into the 2020s.

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And he was welcomed to West Ham by co-chairman David Sullivan, who told whufc.com: "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.

"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.

“We have listened to fans who asked us to be ambitious. We hope they agree it is an exciting appointment. Manuel will shortly announce the names of the new staff he will bring in and he will then get down to shaping the squad he wants. We all wish him the very best of luck."

Pellegrini becomes the club's 17th full-time manager - the 10th since KUMB first went online 21 years ago.


West Ham United: previous managers

16. David Moyes (2017-18)
15. Slaven Bilic (2015-17)
14. Sam Allardyce (2011-15)
13. Avram Grant (2010-11)
12. Franco Zola (2008-10)
11. Alan Curbishley (2006-08)
10. Alan Pardew (2003-06)
9. Glenn Roeder (2001-03)
8. Harry Redknapp (1994-01)
7. Billy Bonds (1990-94)
6. Lou Macari (1989-90)
5. John Lyall (1974-89)
4. Ron Greenwood (1961-74)
3. Ted Fenton (1950-61)
2. Charlie Paynter (1932-50)
1. Syd King (1902-32)





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