Everton considering ex-City and West Ham boss Pellegrini for manager

Former Man City and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini emerges as contender for Everton job as Toffees move to replace Carlo Ancelotti

  • Everton are considering the prospect of appointing Manuel Pellegrini as boss 
  • The Toffees need a manager following the shock departure of Carlo Ancelotti 
  • Pellegrini has been contacted after a surprise sixth place finish with Real Betis 
  • Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri also spoke to Pellegrini in 2016 

Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as another potential Everton target as they search for a new coach to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Manchester City and Real Madrid manager has been contacted by intermediaries after a surprising sixth-place finish in Spain with Betis last year.

Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri spoke to Pellegrini in 2016 when he was looking for a replacement for Roberto Martinez.

Everton have sounded out Manuel Pellegrini about potentially taking over as manager

The Chilean coach took over at Betis at the start of last season and with only keeper Claudio Bravo and free-transfer centre-back Victor Ruiz brought in during the summer they picked up 20 more points than in the previous campaign and finished in the European places.

Nuno Espirito Santo remains the overwhelming favourite to take over at Everton but the club continue to look at various alternatives, as Sportsmail reported on Thursday morning, with Rafa Benitez now heading up a list of options if Nuno does not agree terms.

Other names being considered include Christophe Galtier, who led Lille to the French title, Brighton’s Graham Potter, and Roberto Martinez, who had three years at Everton from 2013.

Pellegrini guided City to the title in 2014 but later went on to struggle as West Ham manager

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