5/22/2018 1:17:55 PM (GMT+3)

West Ham name Pellegrini as new manager

West Ham name Pellegrini as new manager

LONDON: West Ham announced former Real Madrid and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as their new boss on Tuesday, replacing David Moyes at the helm of the Premier League club.

The 64-year-old left his role with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew to London for talks.

The Hammers opted not to keep Moyes on after the Scot's short-term contract ended following the final game of the Premier League season -- a 3-1 win over his former side Everton.

"I am delighted to welcome Manuel Pellegrini to West Ham United," club's Joint chairman David Sullivan said on the club's website. "He is one of the world's most respected football coaches and we look forward to working with him." (Pic credit: West Ham Twitter handle)