Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini is back in the Premier League after he was named West Ham United boss on a three-year deal on Tuesday.
Pellegrini, 64, won the Premier League title as Manchester City manager during the 2013/14 season and was then replaced by Pep Guardiola in the summer of 2016.
The former Malaga, Villareal and Real Madrid manager left his job with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and will replace David Moyes at the Olympic Stadium in London.
Moyes left West Ham United last week despite leading the Hammers to Premier League survival at the end of the season.
While speaking about his new job, Pellegrini was excited at the prospect of building something big at the club. In his words, he said: “I am excited about this project. My mentality is always to have a winning mentality.”
“I think that West Ham had a difficult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans. I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.
“I am sure that, with the players we have in this moment in the squad, and bringing maybe another four or five in, we are going to have a strong team.” he added.
The Chilean will be joined at London Stadium by assistant Ruben Cousillas.
On the appointment of Pellegrini, West Ham co-owner David Sullivan said: “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.
“Manuel is the first West Ham United manager to have a Premier League title on his CV, and we believe his experience, quality and proven record of taking teams forward quickly will ensure that he is successful here.” he concluded.