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Pellegrini or Benitez: The finances!

West Ham’s decision to spend big on either Manuel Pellegrini or Rafa Benitez as their next manager means they and won’t see much change out of around £25 – £30 million over a two year deal for either.

Manuel Pellegrini – currently on €18 million net – is understood to want out of China and the Irons are expecting him to arrive in England next Monday or Tuesday.

The former Manchester City boss knows he can’t expect the same wages as he’s been on with Hebei China Fortune but will be pushing the Hammers to a deal of around £12-13 million a year.

Benitez too, with a £6.5 million clause involved, will be looking for around the £10 million wage mark meaning that both will cost a fortune in Hammers terms.

We understand that should the club fail to land either of their main targets – although there is growing confidence they will with Pellegrini the one they really want – they have one other mystery candidate they will turn to although Portuguese boss Unai Emery is ready to take the job.

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We have been told that Claudio Ranieri is a massive outsider and not in any sort of frame!


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6 comments on “Pellegrini or Benitez: The finances!

  1. Reneiri? No no no.

  2. Of them all the only one I would like to see is Emery but Pellegrini is not too bad either, Rafa is just so negative although as mentioned I expect us to be getting a manager from the championship probably in 3 or 4 weeks time rather than these two or three options.

  3. What about a former player dream team formed of Harry Redknapp, Alan Curbishly, Alan Devonshire, Kevin Nolan and Rio Ferdinand? How much would that cost?

  4. Since we’ve got 12 million to spend, how about we add in Joe Cole. might as well throw Stuart Pearce into the mix as well. I’ve heard he’s currently out of work.

  5. I’ve kind of got my thoughts fixed on Pelligrini now . All the media outlets are saying the same thing about him coming to London next week . So there is probably a fair bit of truth about it . Time to splash the cash if want to get forward with our ambition’s . Having spent next to nothing in the transfer windows over the last two years I find it hard to believe that the kitty is bare . Of course these things need negotiating , but get it done , Please .
    We don’t want to end up with Ranieri thank you very much .

  6. If we ended up with my ‘dark horse’, Slavia Jokanovic, we also would have the potential bonus of attracting 3 of Fulham’s best players!

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