Former midfielder Enzo Maresca will leave the Sevilla coaching staff to join Manuel Pellegrini’s coaching setup at West Ham United, say reports.
The Chilean today signed a three-year contract to replace David Moyes as Hammers boss, having left Hebei China Fortune.
According to Sky Italia, his assistant will be former midfielder Maresca, who played under Pellegrini at Malaga.
Maresca is currently on the coaching staff at Sevilla and has experience of English football having started his career with West Bromwich Albion.
Maresca’s most successful spell came during his four-season spell at Sevilla – whom he joined from Fiorentina in 2005 for €2.5m – where he won five major trophies: two UEFA Cup’s, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super and Supercopa de Espana.
He scored twice in the 2006 UEFA Cup final victory over Middlesbrough where he was made Man of the Match, donating the €10k prize money to the San Juan de Dios hospital in Seville.
Maresca then went on to spend a season in Greece before returning to Spain in January 2011, where he helped guide Malaga to fourth place, their first Champions League qualification in their history.
The midfielder then completed his career back in his homeland with spells at Sampdoria, Palermo and Hellas Verona.