West Ham is interested in recruiting Malaga sporting director Mario Husillos as their replacement Head of Recruitment according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Pellegrini and the Argentine worked well together at Malaga before the 64-year-old arrived at Manchester City in 2013. Husillos’ future at Malaga is said to be unclear following the club’s relegation from La Liga and he could be offered a role at West Ham next season in a move that would see him reunited with Pellegrini.
Husillos was a striker in his playing days who started his professional playing career in 1977 with Boca Juniors where he was part of the squad that won the Copa Libertadores in 1978. He also played for Loma Negra, San Lorenzo and Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina.
Husillos played in Spain for Cartagena FC, Real Murcia, CD Málaga, CD Tenerife, Cádiz CF, CD Cieza and Málaga CF.
Following retirement Husillos was the manager of Almagro, he guided the club to promotion from the Primera B Nacional to the Argentine Primera but he resigned 10 games into the Apertura 2000 tournament. In Spain he managed Málaga B between 2006 and 2007.
He was appointed Sporting Director of Malaga in 2012 leaving in 2015 later joining Olympiakos in 2017 for six months before rejoining Malaga in the same role in October 2017