West Ham United have appointed former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager on a three-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

The 64-year-old Chilean left Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune on Saturday and replaces David Moyes, who left the club last week after guiding them to a 13th-placed finish in the league.

“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 joint-chairman David Sullivan said in a statement on the club website.

Pellegrini led City to a League Cup in 2016 before making way for current boss Pep Guardiola.

One of Pellegrini’s challenges at West Ham will be to deliver the sort of football that will bring fans flocking to London Stadium, the club’s unpopular home since they left Upton Park in 2016.

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