Manuel Pellegrini should plot Stevan Jovetic return at West Ham

Manuel Pellegrini Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium

Manuel Pellegrini Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium

West Ham have confirmed the appointment of Mario Husillos as their director of football.

He eventually coached the Malaga B side before moving into the sporting director role, where he worked with new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini when the Chilean was at the club. Because you have a lot of dissatisfied West Ham fans with that stadium and I think the only way you make that stadium work is by putting a top team on the pitch. Jovetic would be something of a marquee signing at West Ham and would instantly bring an air of excitement among the support, that's been largely absent since the departure of Dimitri Payet in 2016/17. "The challenge to help deliver that ambition is what really attracted me to the role", he said.

"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", Husillos said.

West Ham are looking to build a management structure that can help them avoid the problems which led to a fight against Premier League relegation for much of last season.

It has been unclear in recent seasons who has been responsible for recruiting new players, with co-owner David Sullivan often reported to be driving the signings.

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