Manuel Pellegrini will not be offered a new contract at West Ham United this season, according to Football Insider.
The Hammers manager is said to be settled at London Stadium and open to negotiating a deal to keep him at the club past the summer of 2021.
Any deal would likely equal or exceed the £200,000 he is currently earning, so with the hierarchy not seeing any threat of the Chilean leaving, they have decided to wait until next season to commit to a renewal when they can take a closer look at the level of improvement made under him.
West Ham’s 10th-place finish in Pellegrini’s first campaign as the club’s manager was the highest they have had since the move to the London Stadium, as per Transfermarkt.
He and Mario Husillos have also transformed the squad, having brought in the likes of Sebastien Haller, Felipe Anderson and Issa Diop in their two summers in charge.
It seems as though, unless something goes seriously wrong, Pellegrini should get a contract renewal as West Ham manager at some point despite the fact he’d reportedly welcome an invitation to discuss a potential extension.
There has been a clear blueprint set out, so it would be silly to deviate from that if things are going well for the Hammers.
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