West Ham United announced on their official website on Tuesday morning that Manuel Pellegrini would be their new manager and fans took to social media to reveal their reactions in their droves.
The Chilean manager has replaced David Moyes at the helm of the London Stadium outfit on a three-year deal after he decided to leave Hebei China Fortune.
The former Manchester City boss, with whom he won a Premier League title, has reportedly always wanted a return to the English top-flight, however, it was a surprise to many that he would choose a club like West Ham to make his return.
In fact, the move caught a number of fans off guard and some had still felt as though they were asleep when the news came through.
Many would have been concerned with who could have been named in charge once Moyes had left, with the board hardly making friends with them regarding some of their decisions in the past, but it seems they may have pulled off a major coup.
The Hammers will want to improve on last year’s poor campaign, having battled against the drop for the majority of the season and will believe Pellegrini can guide them further up the table.
The supporters will also be hoping the 64-year-old can use his contacts within the game to help and bring in a number of star-studded signings, although they will remain cautious to how much financial backing he receives.
One thing that should be guaranteed with the arrival of Pellegrini will be an attractive style of football, something that has been longed at the London Stadium for a long period of time.
Here are some of the fans reactions to his arrival:
Am I dreaming?!
— Josh 🤙🏻⚒ (@JMAS90_) May 22, 2018
Fairly happy with that appointment but he’s only as good as the players we can attract and the atmosphere we can create at home! Time will tell
— Michael John Clark (@clarky220887) May 22, 2018
Welcome Sir Manuel, an honour to have you in our club.
— Wolf Nine (@Wolf_Nine9) May 22, 2018
— Don Raphael (@Reeko007) May 22, 2018
What news to wake up to on a Tuesday morning 😀🙏 #COYI
— Lewis Hughes (@LewisHughes0) May 22, 2018
Well done 👍great appointment!
— James Cole (@TheCole01) May 22, 2018
— ⚒Adrian Smith⚒ (@adiesmith64) May 22, 2018
What an appointment 😍😍😍
— mr_rook1986 (@mrrook1986) May 22, 2018
For me Pellegrini is an amazing appointment. Work needs done with the squad but its all very positive in my eyes.
My only negative is seeing comments from ex players Gabbidon/Cottee & Gale. The fans have been slated for been negative by these kinda guys now there been negative?!
— Carl Bateson (@carlosbateson86) May 22, 2018
Great news of new manager in Pellegrini 👌 now let’s see what players he can bring in , let’s all stop being negative and get behind the manager and players ⚒⚒⚒⚒
— ⚒andrew lewis⚒ (@creditonbs4) May 22, 2018