West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass is sure that Manuel Pellegrini’s man-management and ability to get the best out of the players is why the Chilean has been at the top for such a long time.

Pellegrini was named the West Ham manager in the summer, but had a tough start to the Premier League with his new club.

The Hammers have slowly got used to Pellegrini’s philosophy in recent months, however, and have picked up their form to climb up to the top half of the table.

Snodgrass’ future looked uncertain before Pellegrini’s arrival, but the Scot has managed to keep his head down and play his way back into the team.

The 31-year old has made 16 appearances for the Hammers in the Premier League and has explained the impact Pellegrini has had at the club.

“I’m just playing where and how the manager wants me to play”, Snodgrass told West Ham United’s official website.

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“He speaks to me a lot about every position and that’s what you want as a footballer.

“He tells me how I can be better in each position and he’s a perfectionist.

"He’s been at the top level for a reason and I think we’re starting to see his ethos in the way we’re playing.

“You need to listen to him. You can only learn more. I’m 31 and I’m still learning.

"I’ve learned a lot already this season. The most important thing is to get your head down, knuckle down, work hard and work for the team. It’s about the team.

“He does it with every player. Everyone. He wants to try and help everyone become better.

“He’s speaking with them all. It’s why the boss has been at the very top, because he talks with his players and he wants to get the best out of them.”

Pellegrini’s side will next hope Watford in the league and will hope to make it five wins in as many games.