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Manuel Pellegrini agrees deal to take over as West Ham manager

Manuel Pellegrini agrees deal to take over as West Ham manager worth £5m per-year plus bonuses

  • Manuel Pellegrini has agreed a deal to take over as West Ham manager 
  • The deal to take over at the London Stadium is worth £5 million per-year
  • The Hammers are searching for a new boss after the dismissal of David Moyes
  • Pellegrini spent three years with City and won the Premier League in 2014 

Manuel Pellegrini has agreed a deal to take over as West Ham manager worth £5 million per-year with bonuses. 

The Chilean boss was expected in London on Monday to hold talks with co-owner David Sullivan, having now left Hebei China Fortune.

The Hammers had compiled a four-strong list of candidates to replace David Moyes – who left last week after his short deal expired – but have now settled on Pellegrini.

Manuel Pellegrini has agreed a deal to take over as West Ham manager

Pellegrini spent three years with Manchester City and won the Premier League in 2014. He also won the EFL Cup twice during his time in England.

The Chilean guided City to their first and only Champions League semi-final in 2016, where they were defeated to Real Madrid.

He spent two years in charge of the Chinese Super League team and leaves them in mid-table as the season breaks until after the World Cup. Pellegrini has been searching for a return to European football.  

Pellegrini spent three years with Manchester City and won the Premier League in 2014

Pellegrini spent three years with Manchester City and won the Premier League in 2014

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez had always been West Ham’s No 1 choice but Pellegrini was among other options identified by Hammers bosses.

One of Pellegrini’s first tasks will be to find a new head of recruitment with Malaga’s sporting director Mario Husillos among the candidates.

Pellegrini and the Argentine worked together at Malaga before the 64-year-old arrived at City in 2013. 

Leicester’s Eduardio Macia is another option.

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