Pellegrini promised record funds by West Ham board

West Ham chairman David Gold has declared that the club are planning to arm new manager Manuel Pellegrini with more transfer funds this summer than in any previous transfer window.

Pellegrini was confirmed as Hammers boss on Tuesday and immediately announced that he was targeting “four or five” new signings to ensure no repeat of last season’s relegation struggle.

Mr Gold, and his fellow joint-chairman David Sullivan, have come under fire for a distinct lack of spending in the past, but the 81-year-old has promised to splash the cash with Pellegrini already putting together his transfer wish list.

“He’s working on it right now, that’s why he’s been brought in,” Gold told talkSPORT.

“He’s identified the positions he feels we need to strengthen, and it’s up to him now to tell us the players and we’ll do everything we can to bring them in.

“You can’t put a figure on it because you don’t know which players are going to leave and that will add to the kitty, but what I can assure everyone is we will probably spend more money in this window than we’ve spent in any window in the past.”

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