West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini 'mugged at gunpoint in Chile'

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini 'mugged at gunpoint in Chile'

The new manager of West Ham United, Manuel Pellegrini, has been mugged at gunpoint less than 24 hours after arriving in his native Chile.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the robbers threw spikes on the ground to prevent police from following them after the incident.

According to The Sun, the robbers stole a handbag belonging to Pellegrini's wife, Carola Pucci, before shooting at the police who tried to stop them.

The police later called a helicopter into action and, eventually, recovered both the abandoned auto and the stolen handbag.

The West Ham manager and his wife were targeted seconds after they parked their auto and started walking towards the unnamed restaurant where they were due to have dinner.

They also recovered a stolen purse but would not confirm it belonged to Ms Pucci.

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The armed robbers were intercepted by police as they tried to run to their vehicle.

No arrests have yet been made.

He said: 'Congratulations to @Carabdechile for their speedy and courageous reaction.

Pellegrini was unveiled as West Ham's new manager last month, taking over from David Moyes and signing a three-year deal at the London Stadium.

"I hope you are given more powers to police to solve the issue of crime as soon as possible". That's the perception citizens like me have'.

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