Manuel Pellegrini set to confirmed as West Ham’s new manager

• Chilean agrees three-year deal after talks with David Sullivan
• Pellegrini will be given full control of transfers at London club

Manuel Pellegrini is set to be announced as West Ham United’s new manager after holding talks with the club’s co-owner David Sullivan in London on Monday.

Pellegrini has agreed a three-year deal worth £10m a year with West Ham, who parted company with David Moyes last week, and it is understood that the Chilean will be given full control of transfers by Sullivan, who had announced his intention to appoint a “high-calibre” appointment after the departure of Moyes, who walked away after the club openly began speaking to other candidates for his job. West Ham’s first choice was Rafael Benítez but they were forced to make alternative plans after seeing the Spaniard was minded to stay at Newcastle United.

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