New West Ham coach to earn higher than Conte, Klopp


West Ham have announced the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager.

The 64-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the club, having left Hebei China Fortune on May 20.

West Ham joint-chairman, David Sullivan, said he is delighted to bring “one of the world’s most respected football coaches” to London Stadium.

“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,” he told the club’s website.

However, surprisingly, the former Manchester City boss will earn around £10million a year, a salary that is significantly more than many managers in the Premier League’s top six.

That puts the Chilean ahead of Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino.

Only bettered by Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

“Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players,” Sullivan added.

“We believe he will attract new talent to the London Stadium as well as improving the current squad.

“Above all, he is a winner, who knows what it takes to succeed at the highest level and is driven to continue that success.”