Things are looking up for West Ham with Pellegrini Managing
The West Ham squad is not enough for Pellegrini. He is only looking upward as he plots his first season at the club, wanting nothing less than the very best.
West Ham spent most of last season trying to avoid relegation, but now Pellegrini’s ambitions have changed things for the team. He confidently envisions turning West Ham into a club that qualifies for European competitions. In order to do so, Pellegrini wants ‘four or five’ signings this summer.
“I am excited about this project. My mentality is always to have a winning mentality and I will hope that I can repeat here what I did with all my clubs here in Europe, where I have always arrived in European competition,” he said to the club’s official website.
“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.
“I think West Ham has a very good team. 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.”
Pellegrini has succeeded with a variety of budgets and his attacking style should help to soothe the disquiet at West Ham.
In handing Pellegrini a three-year contract and £7m annual salary David Sullivan and David Gold have made him the club’s highest-paid manager. Pellegrini has been a manager for 30 years and this is his 13th club across six countries – Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Spain, England and most recently China – and three continents. Pellegrini’s resume shows that he can handle big ego players and budgets of different scales. Therefore, it can be said with confidence that he will be worth every single penny spent.