West Ham United have announced Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager.
He replaced David Moyes who guided the club to safety at the just concluded English Premier League season.
Pellegrini, who won the Premier League title with Manchester City in 2014, agreed a three-year deal worth £10m a year with the Hammers.
The 64-year-old coached Hebei China Fortune shortly after he left Manchester City.
“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,”
West Ham’s co-owner David Sullivan said in a club statement on their official website on Tuesday.
“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.”
Pellegrini has also coached Real Madrid.