The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards is reporting that he believes that former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will soon be moving to West Ham.
Sounds like Pellegrini to West Ham is almost done #NUFC
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) May 18, 2018
Manuel Pellegrini – has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game
West Ham recently released a statement saying they were well on their way to signing a top class manager:
“I would like to reassure our supporters that we have left no stone unturned in selecting the individual we believe is the right man to take West Ham United forward.”
“We have followed a process that is progressing entirely to plan and are now very close to reaching an agreement.”
“This is an exciting time for our football club. We are preparing to appoint a manager who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game.”
That second paragraph could never have been about Rafa Benitez because they have not made a formal approach to Newcastle for the manager.
But they have been talking to Pellegrini and his wages were a sticking point.
Pellegrini has won the Premier League and League Cup with Manchester City and has managed clubs like River Plate, San Lorenzo and Villareal to success.
He is too talented a coach not to be managing in the Premier League, and he will be welcomed back.
He is also a gentleman of the game.