Manuel Pellegrini Looking To Use Attacking Football At West Ham United


Manuel Pellegrini, who inked a three-year deal with West Ham United on Tuesday, is looking to launch an era of attacking football, focusing on a handful of signings to put his plan in motion.

“I think West Ham has a very good team,” Pellegrini said (h/t ESPN). “I know all of the players and I saw most of the games that they played last season, so I am sure that, with the players we have in this moment in the squad, and bringing maybe another four or five players in, we are going to have a strong team.

“I am excited about this project. I know that this league is very good and it’s not easy to do it, but I think that working all together with the owners, the technical staff and the fans, we have an important power and can think about reaching important targets for the season.”

Pellegrini, who won the Premier League in 2013-14 as Manchester City scored a record 151 goals in all competitions that season, said that his style of football “will delight the fans.”

Pellgrini is excited about working with club chairman David Sullivan, whom he feels shares the same vision for the club as he does.

“It was important that we appointed someone with knowledge and experience of the Premier League who already has an understanding not only of the teams and players we face but of West Ham United and our ambitions,” Sullivan said in an official statement.

“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.”