​Manuel Pellegrini is set to be named as the new the new West Ham United manager in the next few days, according to Italian journalist ​Gianluca Di Marzio. Pellegrini has reportedly agreed a three year contract with the Hammers, which will be announced early next week.


The Chilean coach has spent time in China with Super League side Hebei China Fortune since leaving ​Manchester City in 2016, and now looks set to return to the ​Premier League after two years away.

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​West Ham decided not to renew David Moyes' short term contract despite maintaining their Premier League status, instead looking for a manager with a track record of success who could conceivably introduce a style of play that the London Stadium faithful would enjoy.


Pellegrini has had experience in the Champions League and spent time at some of the elite clubs in Europe - taking Malaga to within minutes of a Champions League semi-final in their first ever appearance in the competition, having previously spent time at ​Real Madrid and Villarreal. 

According to Di Marzio, ​West Ham will make the announcement imminently with Pellegrini already having agreed a contract with the club.