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West Ham United ready to challenge big Londoner clubs in Premier League

Manuel Pellegrini – Premier League winner coach with Manchester City has been appointed as the new coach of West Ham United for the next season. Pellegrini holds a pedigree and have a reputation to lead big clubs. The Chilean appointment at the helm of West Ham is clear indication that the club is ready to challenge the big Londoners club in Premier League.

West Ham have got the timing right to appoint Pellegrini. London clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal is not going through a good phase and Tottenham Hotspur is expected to lose some of their first team players this summer. it allows West Ham to show their worth as a London club challenging the bigger ones.

Chelsea had a poor season last season along with Arsenal. There is a lot of uncertainty about the club ownership, management change, and amid that player transfers as well. And, Arsenal is ready to write a new chapter post Arsene Wenger era. They have appointed PSG’s outgoing manager Unai Emery as their new boss.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal have lose their grip over Premier League top four finish and they’ll be playing next season in Europa League. It gives other opportunity to shine and earn name for themselves and if another London club can manage a better performance this season, they’ll definitely be doing a favour to themselves.

West Ham is up for that challenge. They have already signed full-back Ryan Fredericks from Fulham, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea, central-defender Issa Diop from Toulouse. And, their transfer targets have been complete yet.

Hammers are targeting Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri and Lazio’s Felipe Anderson as well. They are very optimistic about landing Felipe Anderson from Lazio. Football Italia reports that West Ham representatives is heading to Italy to discuss Felipe Anderson with Lazio and Armando Izzo with Geno.

It’s a very good sign for West Ham. It will definitely strengthen their squad and Manuel Pellegrini has a pedigree to lead his club to unexpected growth in his first season. He did miracles with Villarreal and Malaga in Spain. Real Madrid grabbed the record points under him in 2009, although they lose the title to Barcelona. Manchester achieved League double in his debut season winning League Cup and Premier League and reaching Uefa Champions League semifinal.

We don’t know what persuaded him to go to China two years back, but he is back where he belongs. West Ham United is seriously going to challenge the big Londoners club with Manuel Pellegrini at their helm.

Premier League was already crowded with big managerial names and appointment of Pellegrini at West Ham just added more competition. Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, Unai Emery at Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur, and new arrival Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea is going to compete for the top four finish, but Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United and Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham United will definitely try to ruin their plans. New arrival Marco Silva at Everton will also increase the competition.

The new Premier League season is certainly going to be exciting. The gap at top is going to be narrowed and how big clubs adapt will be a real challenge. West Ham United is certainly going to challenge the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur for their place as a big London club.

West Ham United’s home ground was re-located to London Stadium in 2016 because it holds a special place in their fans heart. If you want to be big London club, you’ll have to own the name London. London Stadium just do that for them.

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