West Ham United manager Alan Pardew didn’t know about Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano when the two Argentine players signed for the London club in 2006. The revelation was made by Mascherano in an interview with FourFourTwo. According to him, they were unknown with Pardew at the time of their transfer to the club from Brazilian club football giants Corinthians.

The transfer of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West HamUnited raised eyebrows at the time but the two players were able to contribute their quota to the Hammers’ survival at the end of the 2006/07 season especially Carlos Tevez. He was the main man for the Hammers as he scored the goals that ensured their safety in the English top flight. Tevez scored the only goal to give West Ham a famous 1-0 away win over Manchester United at Old Trafford to seal the Hammers’ spot in the Premier League for another season.

He would move from West Ham United to Manchester United after that sole season at Upton Park, the former home of the Hammers. The East London club now plays at the London Stadium. In addition, the club is in the top five of the Premier League and they will qualify for the Champions League ahead of next season if they win all their remaining nine games in the league. The Hammers must finish in the top four to guarantee Champions League football but they are in fifth position and two points off London rivals Chelsea in fourth place. The two London teams will meet next month and a win for the Hammers will see them take pole position to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition for the first time in their history. Current Hammers boss David Moyes has done a fantastic job at the club and he’s a strong contender for the best manager at the end of the season.