7/24/2018 11:35:18 PM (GMT+3)

'Until the last day where we can bring in players, we build a strong a squad'

LONDON: Manuel Pellegrini said West Ham United will continue to try and improve the squad with new players until the final day of the transfer window. 

Speaking at his first press conference as West Ham manager, Pellegrini indicated that he was still on the lookout for further additions to his team. 

“We are trying to build a strong squad,” Pellegrini told the club's website. “We know the Premier League is not easy. We don’t need to just have a team and a good squad. 

The Chilean was appointed as the new Hammers boss in May and has already made a significant mark on the team, bringing in seven new players, including the likes of record signing Felipe Anderson, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko. 

“For the moment, we have seven new players. We also have three important players with injuries – Lanzini, Carroll and Reid.  Until the last day where we can bring in players, we will try to and build a strong a squad as we can.

“I don’t talk about rumours. If it’s official then we can see what happens. If for some reason a player must go, we are going to find a replacement for them," he added. 

Having previously managed top European clubs Real Madrid and Manchester City, Pellegrini believes his preference for quick, attacking football will prove to be a hit with the fantastic Claret and Blue supporters. 

“I know what West Ham is. I worked here in England for three years and I had the chance to play against West Ham and the atmosphere was always unbelievable. West Ham fans also like, attractive, offensive football, so maybe that is one of the reasons why the owners brought me here to manage the team.”
(Pic Credit: West Ham Twitter)