Mario Husillos named new director of football

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West Ham have confirmed the appointment of former Malaga sporting director Mario Husilos who previously worked with Manuel Pellegrini as the new director of football, according to Sky Sport.

The 59-year-old Argentine has now joined the Hammers on a three-year deal after leaving his role at Malaga a week ago.

Husillos told the West Ham website:

“I am very excited. West Ham United is a club with huge ambition. The challenge to help deliver that ambition is what really attracted me to the role.

“I know the manager well and know he wants to deliver an exciting brand of attacking football. It will be my job to supply him with the tools to do just that.

“I am very much looking forward to working with Manuel Pellegrini again. We had great success together at Malaga, reaching the Champions League, and he is someone that I have huge respect for.

“I have seen West Ham play many times before. The fans are very passionate and close to the team, and I hope we can give them a team to be proud of next season.”

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