He told WHUTV: "I think we did a good job because we brought some Italian players to be world champions like [Andrea] Pirlo and [Luca] Toni. Other players that were in the national team like [Aimo] Diana, [Daniele] Bonera, [Stefano] Mauri, or players ... like Matuzalem, [Stephen] Appiah, [Marek] Hamsik, [Fabiano] Santacroce, [Danny] Szetela, [Gilberto] Martinez, [Andrea] Carraciolo."
He will "try to do the same job" in east London, but stressed there was a key difference.
"Brescia was a small club and to try to survive, they have to sell players each year. Here at West Ham we have another ambition, the ambition is to try to build a team on and off the field ... We have to build a structure able to find players. Young players and senior players and step by step try to grow each year. We have to work hard, step by step."