The West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern are pleased with the news today that their club has appointed Mario Husillos as their new director of football. The 59-year-old worked with Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga in the 2012/13 season, where the club reached the Champions League quarter-finals. Fans can read more about the appointment on the West Ham website.
Welcome to West Ham United, Mario Husilloshttps://t.co/di8wYseLdf
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 13, 2018
The news that Pellegrini will be working with his former director of football is positive for the Hammers. Husillos and Pellegrini have a rich history of working together and they will be aiming to keep the club in the Premier League next season with a midtable finish. The club struggled last season under David Moyes and Slaven Bilic, leaving it until there were only two games remaining before securing Premier League survival.
The Hammers will be looking to be proactive in the transfer market, with the club linked to the likes of William Carvalho and Felipe Anderson and having already signed Ryan Fredericks, this summer looks like being a strong and successful one for the Stratford club. If the Hammers can kick on from here and succeed under Pellegrini and Husillos then the fans will be delighted.
You can read our resident Irons’ thoughts on the Husillos appointment here:
Is Sullivan feeling alright…fulfilling another promise
— Sam (@_Hoggs95) 13 June 2018
Hopefully it's not another Gianluca Nani and his boy Savio
— Nick Reeve (@cynicreeve) June 13, 2018
Congratulation is the new Messi of DT. Pampero or Humillos is her nick. The best Man for the champions for the West Ham
— ClubFansAjMerchan (@ClubFansMerchan) June 13, 2018
best SD ever!
— Giu (@Adictamcf) 13 June 2018
So the back room team is coming together, now its time for the important signings…
— (@PW57WHU) 13 June 2018
The BEST DT in the world. Young promises like Rescaldani, Alberto Bueno, Success, Lestienne or Lacen are coming.
— Antonio Luna (@ALuna90) June 13, 2018
West Ham fans can look forward to happier times under the control of Pellegrini and Hussilos as they look to kick on from last season and finish in mid-table.