Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly keen to remain in the Premier League and ‘very interested’ in the Everton job should it become available.
Pellegrini will leave City after Sunday’s final game at Swansea City following three seasons in charge in which he delivered one Premier League title and two League Cup successes.
He will finish this campaign empty-handed and could even leave the club in the Europa League if they do not win at the Liberty Stadium, but the Chilean is ‘far from disillusioned with life in England’ according to the Daily Mail and is very keen to stay.
Pellegrini, settled in Cheshire, would be particularly interested in the Everton job should Roberto Martinez, as is expected, be sacked.
The 62-year-old is said to see Everton as a club with huge potential and believes he could achieve the same sort of success at Goodison Park that he enjoyed in Spain with Malaga and Villarreal.
Rafael Benitez has also been linked with the Toffees job but is apparently giving ‘serious consideration’ to the idea of remaining at Newcastle even if they are relegated.