Our resident Manchester City fans who were highly anticipating the arrival of Pep Guardiola but were unsure as to how Manuel Pellegrini was to be removed from the helm have been calmed by recent reports.
The Daily Express claim that the 62-year old is the favourite to land the job for his native Chile’s national team.
Current Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli won the country their first major trophy in its history last summer in the form of the Copa America, beating Argentina on penalties in the final.
However, there has since been a deterioration in the relationship between the Chilean FA and Sampaoli, with the 55-year old desiring to leave his post. But Sampaoli will find it difficult to leave without an agreement as, under the terms of his current contract which runs until 2018, he would have to repay around £4 million.
Yet Sampaoli is confident that a compromise can be reached as he looks to be free to enter into negotiations with clubs interested in acquiring his services, including the likes of Chelsea and Swansea.
Should he leave, City manager Pellegrini is reportedly expected to top the list of potential replacements. While the Chilean has indicated that he would like to manage another Premier League club when his time at the Etihad comes to an end, our landlord believes that he would prefer to manage his own country and that the opportunity would be too big to pass up, should it arise.
Manchester City fans, would Pellegrini make a good national team manager? Let us know in the comments below!