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West Ham United have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, the club have officially confirmed today.
The Chilean replaced David Moyes as the new Hammers boss. David Gold, the West Ham chairman, took to Twitter and expressed his reaction after the news officially broke out.
— David Gold (@davidgold) May 22, 2018
The 64-year-old is a vastly experienced manager who has previously enjoyed spells in charge of Manchester City and Real Madrid.
He left his position at Hebei China Fortune over the weekend to join West Ham.
According to reports from Sky Sports, Pellegrini will become the highest-paid manager in the club’s history. He will receive a figure in the region of £7m a year, although it is still a huge pay cut having earned £16m a year in China.
Pellegrini took charge of Manchester City in 2013, and guided the club to the Premier League title in 2013-14, and won two League Cups in 2014 and 2016.
West Ham fans are ecstatic with his appointment, and they want the board to back their new manager with funds in the transfer window.
Well done Dave. First step give Ginge a ring, apologise and give him a contract and/or testimonial!
— Neg (@NegDupree) May 22, 2018
Pls now back him with a substantial budget ⚒⚒⚒
— Mikey ⚒ (@westhammered) May 22, 2018
Great appointment and also big thanks to David moyes for all his efforts and for keeping West Ham in the premiership
— Soccerkings (@Soccerkingsuk) May 22, 2018
David, I just hope you & Mr Sullivan back him with a proper budget, cannot do this with peanuts!
— ⚒ Roger-J ⚒ (@Roger_J_coyi) May 22, 2018
Now the Club has to back him, to sort out the worst Defence of Premier League last season; sort out the Midfield and strengthen the Strikeforce.
— Jeff Hirst (@CLARETnBLUESguy) May 22, 2018
I am often critical of the board however, well done a great appointment! Now back him with transfer funds and let him get on with the job without interference.
— Adam Lewis (@AdamL1979) May 22, 2018