Manuel Pellegrini have confirmed the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini has the club’s new manager and he becomes the highest-paid manager in West Ham’s history.
Pellegrini will be taking a significant pay cut, however, having been earning around £16m a year in China.
Lawwyers worked on the final drafts of West Ham’s offer to the 64-year-old, who left his job with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew into London.
The former Manchester City title-winning manager met with co-owners David Sullivan, David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady on Monday.
It was reported last week the Hammers were closing in on Pellegrini despite retaining an interest in long-term target and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez.