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Pellegrini’s backroom team

Manuel Pellegrini is expected to bring his trusted backroom team to West Ham once his appointment is announced tomorrow.

His long-standing right-hand man Ruben Cousillas from Argentina is likely to be Pellegrini’s assistant manager. Cousillas is a former goalkeeper who began his coaching career in 1991 after retiring from playing. He played for a number of clubs in his native Argentina, including San Lorenzo and Velez Sarsfield, before becoming a coach at Talleres de Córdoba and Argentinos Juniors. These experiences saw his reputation grow and he was eventually appointed as assistant manager at River Plate Chile.

He first worked with Pellegrini at Villarreal and they’ve been in tandem ever since. The rise of Villarreal remains the duo’s biggest achievement since they took a tiny provincial club to the last four of the UEFA Champions League in 2006, and broke the Madrid-Barcelona duopoly by finishing second in La Liga, a massive 10 points ahead of the Catalan giants. They also led Real Madrid to a record points total before moving to Malaga, where they guided the club to last season’s Champions League quarterfinals. He joined Pellegrini at Man City and in China.

Fitness coach Jose Cabello could also be further addition following the departure of Nick Davies last week. Cabello was part of Pellegrini’s team at Malaga but also joined him at Manchester City and in China.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Pellegrini’s backroom team

  1. Lets hope if it comes off they have the viagra effect on our fortunes helping them to rise like our song, we have had too many seasons of brewers droop performances haven’t we ?

  2. I just got confirmation from a good source (not from the club) that El ingeniero will sign this Friday.

    Happy Hammertime.

  3. Was I seeing things or was is Brian Kidd with Pellegrini at the London Stadium.
    Unless my eyes are playing tricks he was following his boss “Sky Sports News”

  4. Is Santi Cazorla nailed on? (Since pellegrini was trying to sign him for chinese fortune or whatever they are called and since his departure from Arsenal just happens to coincide with pellegrinis arrival)

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