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Pellegrini promises to bring in the “right players” to West Ham this summer

Newly appointed West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini promises that he will bring the “right players” to the London Stadium this summer.

The Chilean was handed the hot-seat in East London earlier this week, succeeding David Moyes who stepped down from his role as manager after less than a season.

Formerly of Manchester City – the club with whom he won the Premier League title in 2013/14 – Pellegrini arrives at the Hammers on the back of a two-season spell in Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune.

Now back in English football and ready to take on a fresh challenge with West Ham, the 64-year-old says he will waste no time in making sure he has the resources at his disposal to make for a successful spell with the club.

“We are going to start working immediately, first of all to prepare a good pre-season which is very important,” Pellegrini told the club’s official website.

“After that, we will try to finish the squad as soon as we can, but I think we must be patient to find the right players with the amount of money that this club will spend this season.

“So, we need to work with every day from now until the start of the season, because the time is a little bit short. But we have time and I am confident that, with hard work, we have enough time to build this squad.”

West Ham have already been linked with a number of players since the end of last season, including both Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Both players are understood to be keen to make the move to the London Stadium after difficult seasons with their respective clubs.

Ex-Manchester City midfielder and now free agent Yaya Toure has also been linked with a move to West Ham, with the Ivorian wanting to stay in the Premier League after an eight-year stint with the current Premier League Champions.