Spanish side Valencia appear keen to recruit the services of soon to be unemployed Premier League manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Pellegrini is a man out of work at the end of the season as Manchester City have already announced that the Chilean manager will be replaced at the Etihad Stadium by current Bayern Munich boss, Pepe Guardiola.
The 62 year has been with the Manchester club since 2013 and brought the Premier league title back to the blue side of the city in his first year in charge, in addition to the League Cup in both 2013/14 and 2015/16.
Since then it has been pretty much a slow decline and rumours of his replacement have been ever present all season. With the announcement that Guardiola is to take over in the summer, Pellegrini has been something of a lame duck manager.
Reports today out of Spain, via Superdeporte and reported on TalkSport.com, suggest that the 62 year old may be headed back to La Liga as it would appear that Valencia, where Gary Neville has been in charge since late 2015, are interested in talking with the veteran manager.
It is understood the Chilean is keen on a return to Spain where he spent nine years in charge of Villareal, Real Madrid and Malaga.
Valencia appear eager to find a long term replacement for Neville, who was surprisingly instated as manager last December, with a manager with experience and a track record for success. Fans have been unhappy with the team’s performance under Neville but it is understood he will remain in charge until the end of the season, perhaps to wait for Manuel Pellegrini’s services to become available.
During his time with Manchester United, Pellegrini has overseen some 155 games and has won 95, a win ratio of 61.9 %. Having only lost 37 games, his losing percentage is an extremely appealing 28.9%.
With Neville’s contract expiring in June and Pellegrini out of a job at the end of the season in May, it would appear the obvious choice for Valencia would be an approach for the Chilean veteran. With Spanish football experience, an excellent win to loss ratio and the likely chance of a cheaper than usual contract, it would certainly appear that Pellegrini won’t be out of work for too long.
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