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West Ham Appoint Julen Lopetegui As Their New Manager

West Ham Confirms Julen Lopetegui as New Manager on Two-Year Deal

Lopetegui Takes the Helm at West Ham

West Ham United have officially announced Julen Lopetegui as their new manager, marking a significant shift for the Hammers. The 57-year-old Spaniard, formerly of Real Madrid and Wolves, succeeds David Moyes, who concluded his tenure at the end of the season. Lopetegui’s appointment is seen as a strategic move to steer West Ham back to European competition.

Changes in the Backroom Staff

Ahead of Lopetegui’s arrival, the club revealed substantial alterations to their backroom staff, including the departure of Kevin Nolan. This reshuffle is designed to pave the way for Lopetegui and his team, ensuring a seamless transition as they prepare for the new season. Lopetegui, who has signed a two-year contract with an option for an additional 12 months, will officially start his duties on July 1.

“I feel very happy, first of all, to be able to be part of the future of this big club,” said Lopetegui. “We will try to put our stamp on the club.”

A Return to the Premier League

Lopetegui’s return to the Premier League is anticipated with great excitement, especially after his recent tenure with Wolves. His journey in management began in the youth systems of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, later taking senior roles at Porto and the Spanish national team. Notably, his stint with Spain ended abruptly on the eve of the 2018 World Cup due to his decision to join Real Madrid. Although his time at the Bernabeu was brief, he went on to achieve success with Sevilla, winning the Europa League.

Reflecting on his new role, Lopetegui expressed his ambitions: “I feel that we have a fantastic platform. I think the last few years have been very good years to have this base, of course, but my ambition as a coach is always to be better and better, to achieve more and bigger aims and to encourage and improve the players, the team, and to compete because football is about this – to compete. We are very ambitious about this.”

Club’s Vision and Ambitions

West Ham United’s Joint-Chairman, David Sullivan, shared his optimism regarding Lopetegui’s appointment: “I would like to welcome Julen to the club and wish him every success in his new role. We believe this appointment will ensure a strong opportunity to build on the positive progress made in recent seasons, helping the club to move forward in the direction that aligns with our ambitions.”

Lopetegui’s task is clear: to reignite West Ham’s European aspirations and build on the foundation laid by his predecessor. With a proven track record and a fresh vision, the club and its supporters eagerly await the new era under Lopetegui’s leadership.

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