Chelsea ‘considering approach for Manuel Pellegrini’

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 7:51

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Chelsea are reportedly considering an approach to appoint outgoing Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager.

Pellegrini is leaving City at the end of the season following confirmation that Bayern Munich chief Pep Guardiola will take charge at the end of the season.

A host of clubs are keen on the Chilean, and now the Daily Express says Chelsea are looking at hiring him as their new boss.

The Blues are on a world-wide hunt for a new manager for next season and Pellegrini is seen as a quality option.

He turns 63 in August but wants to continue his management career, and prefers to stay in the Premier League rather than move abroad.

The Spanish press are also claiming Pellegrini is wanted back in La Liga by Valencia, who are struggling under interim coach Gary Neville.

But, The Times claims Chelsea have other targets in mind, with Henry Winter hinting that Italy head coach Antonio Conte will get the job.

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