Manuel Pellegrini has been named West Ham’s new manager on a three-year contract worth £7million a year.
Joint chairman David Sullivan told the club’s website: “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.
Pellegrini returns to the Premier League just two years after leaving Manchester City.
The Chilean won the Premier League and two league Cups at City. He also coached at Villarreal; where he spectacularly led the yellow submarines to the semifinals of the European Champions League in 2006. He equally had stints at both Real Madrid and Malaga.
The 64-year old left his role at Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew to London for talks about succeeding David Moyes and David Sullivan believes he will attract top talents to the Hammers.
“Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players; Sullivan added.
We believe he will attract new talent to the London Stadium as well as improving the current squad.”