West Ham United are close to signing Mario Husillos as their new head of recruitment as per the demands of Manuel Pellegrini. The Argentine prioritized the signing of his compatriot, having enjoyed a prosperous period together at Malaga.
West Ham close to appointing Mario Husillos as new head of recruitment. Manuel Pellegrini’s pick #whufc
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) May 28, 2018
Husillos does not have a load of experience in the managerial field but certainly has earned his bread working in the inner spectrum. He played for clubs like Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo de Almagro, Tenerife and even with Malaga. He is a close acquaintance of Ruben Cousillas, who is also predicted to join Pellegrini at the London Stadium.
The partnership of Husillos and Pellegrini worked wonders in the La Liga when they helped the White and Light Blues to the Quarter-Finals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2012/13 season. Despite going through a lean financial period at the club, the duo successfully developed world-class talents like Isco and Nacho Monreal, both of whom have been selected for the final 23-man Spain squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He has had his fair share of disappointments as well which eventually played a part in Malaga getting relegated to the Segunda Division. Current Watford striker Isaak Success was one of his signings who was anything other his surname at La Roselda.
David Sullivan and the rest of the Hammers board might have seemed hesitant about bringing in the Argentine for solely this reason, even though Husillos could not be faulted entirely for it. If the pair has worked well in the past, it should somehow reflect on their time together in the English capital.
The Hammers have been disappointing for the majority of the 2017/18 season but eventually made up for their early shortcomings by avoiding relegation comfortably in the end. They also expressed a massive statement of intent after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new head coach, on a £10m-a-year contract.
The decorated manager is predicted to bring with him a stiff sense of squad improvements and in their performances in the upcoming season. The man is known to implement an exciting brand of football onto the pitch which delivers results, as evident from his title-winning season with Manchester City.
He has worked wonders with low-budget teams and has taken them to unforeseen heights. With his trusted companion next to him, we can fairly expect to see the Hammers surprise many in the English top-flight next season.