Less than a week after it was announced that David Moyes wouldn’t be the manager of West Ham United next season, David Sullivan has fulfilled his promise of making a new appointment inside ten days.
Speculation has been rife, over the last 48-hours that the former Manchester City manager, Manuel Pelligrini, had decided to take the job.
This morning, it was officially announced that the respected Chilean had put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal at the club.
David Sullivan, having concluded the deal, naturally enthused about the appointment, remarking to the media,
“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.”
Words that bode well for the future.
However, here at Vital West Ham, we’re under no illusions as to the size of the task, but we’re optimistic that bringing a manager to the club, who has won the Premier League, is a definite move in the right direction.
We’d imagine that in accepting the job, Pellegrini has received assurances relating to the transfer budget available, now all that remains to be seen is what calibre of players the Chilean can lure to our part of London.
However, as you’d expect in the volatile world of the social media, there have been mixed reactions to the appointment of the Chilean, a sample of which are shown below:
Good appointment better statement of intent than Moyes.
— andy (@andy59967602) 22 May 2018
Well he does have a better pedigree when it comes to winning trophies.
Very good appointment
— Ryan Walker (@Ryans_HYPE) 22 May 2018
Well said that man, onwards and upwards for the Hammers.
Benitez didn’t fancy a step down then, good lad
— Joe (@JoeD_Nufc) 22 May 2018
But where would we be without a hint of sarcasm?
But what’s your view on the appointment, does it get a thumbs up from you or a thumbs down?
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