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Newcastle fans react to Pellegrini WH update

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Newcastle United fans on social media were thrilled over updates that West Ham were set to appoint Manuel Pellegrini as their next manager.

The Hammers had previously been thought to be lining up Magpies boss, Rafa Benitez, to be the next person to sit in the club’s hot seat, with the Daily Mirror reporting on Thursday that he was their number one target.

Several reports about the Hammers’ pursuit of the Spanish manager followed with The Guardian even claiming that the London-based club were ready to make a formal approach for Benitez as they were seriously considering activating his £6million exit clause in his current contract.

However Pauto, a Chilean news outlet, then reported that Pellegrini had signed a contract with the Hammers to be their new manager and would be presented by the club by Monday.

Respected Times Journalist, Martin Hardy, who also wrote ‘Rafa’s Way’ a book about the manager’s revival of the Magpies, tweeted via his personal Twitter account, to reveal that he had been told Pellegrini was going to West Ham.

This reported twist in the Hammers’ manager hunt had Magpies supporters reacting passionately on Twitter, with one stating that it was great news for Mike Ashley.

It was previously believed and reported by The Sun, that Pellegrini was a manager no longer being considered as an option by the Hammers.

Nothing But Newcastle have rounded up some of the best tweets about Pellegrini to West Ham:

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