Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pellegrini Is on Verge of Taking Job at West Ham

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pellegrini Is on Verge of Taking Job at West Ham

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MANUEL Pellegrini appears closer to a Premier League return after parting company with his Chinese Super League club.

The former City manager has been linked with a move to West Ham, who recently opted not to keep David Moyes on for another season following their 13th-placed finish.

Hebei China Fortune have confirmed the Chilean is leaving, their statement reading: "We have reached an agreement with Manuel Pellegrini that he will no longer serve as team manager.

"Here, the club would like to express its sincere gratitude to Mr Pellegrini for his contributions and we wish him well in his future work life."

Pellegrini was reportedly set to travel to London over the weekend for further talks, with initial contact having taken place via representatives.

Assistant coaches Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay have also all left the London Stadium, allowing the new manager a clean slate. …

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