Pellegrini update

Reports that Manuel Pellegrini is in advanced talks with West Ham are  premature given it would involve him walking away from his club in mid-season!

The China season runs from February or March until November  and we understand there has been no permission given for the Hammers to talk with Pellegrini by his club Hebei China Fortune.

The reports  came out of Spain over the last 24 hours that the former Manchester City boss was in advanced talks with the Hammers and had agreed in principle to an offer from the club.

It was reported by the daily tabloid Marca – a ‘paper which focuses essentially on news from Real MadridAtlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano 

Unsurprisingly, it was then  picked up  in the UK press although it’s not the first time he has been linked with the Hammers having been named as a target during the managerial changes at the club over the last three years.

Hebei China Fortune are currently six points off the bottom of the league China Super League and are due to play again on May 19 before returning to action against Dalian Yifang on July 18 continuing through until Sunday November 11 when they play their last game against Beijing Guoan.

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3 comments on “Pellegrini update

  1. No use to us if he’s not available till November then is he! Can’t see the David’s paying out his contract to get him for the start of our season.

  2. If he is the miracle worker as claimed by some why is his team 6 points of the bottom?

    After so many managerial changes in the premier league this season, we have Wenger definitely leaving, Conte almost certainly leaving, and according to the media Allardyce, Puel, (?) Gracia (Watford), Moyes and Carvalhal under threat I am not sure if “managerial merry go round” still adequately describes the madness

    Anyway let us wait and see and in teh meantime hopefully Moyes will guide us to 3 points over BFS (who will then leave and wait to be snapped up by the team that is bottom in November)


    • Madness is right. It’s usually just a case of anyone with an exotic foreign name will do.

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