Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has spoken highly of West Ham rival Manuel Pellegrini.
Guardiola replaced Pellegrini at City two years ago.
“His career speaks for itself,” said Guardiola. “At Villarreal, he put this team on another level. The way they play and created their own style is impressive.
“Afterwards he went to Real Madrid, where they ended with 96 points.
“He won the league here (Manchester City) and helped the club to become where we are right now.
“He was here for a while and he is going to be at West Ham for a while.”