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Pellegrini wants 'delightful' football


Filed: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
By: Staff Writer


Pele may have brought the beautiful game to the world, but new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to entertain Hammers fans with delightful football!

Whilst the fayre offered by the Hammers last season could in no way be described as o jogo bonito, the club's new manager wants to bring entertaining football to the masses.

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Speaking in his first interview since accepting West Ham's offer, Pellegrini insisted that he wants to bring attacking football to east London - with European qualification an immediate target - adding that he wants to introduce "four or five" new signings during the summer transfer window.

"West Ham had a difficult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans," he told the club's website. "I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.

"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.

"I know that this league is very good and itís not easy to do it, but I think that working 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 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 also revealed that he was delighted to be returning to England, where he won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2013.

"Iím very happy because I return to a league that, for me, is the best league in the world," he added. "And because every time I spoke with Mr Sullivan, I always had the feeling that he wants me."





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