Report: Manuel Pellegrini holds talks with Moshiri, becomes major Everton target

Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini is in talks to become Everton manager.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

According to the Daily Mail, former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is in talks with Everton about becoming their new manager.

Pellegrini, 62, has left the Etihad Stadium after three years in charge, as City will move on with Pep Guardiola at the helm this summer.

Chilean Pellegrini has enjoyed a decent enough stint in England, winning the Premier League title in 2014 whilst also reaching the Champions League semi-finals this term.

The former Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga boss is still hugely respected in English football, and as he still lives in the North West, he could yet stay in the Premier League with a move to Everton.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

The Toffees sacked manager Roberto Martinez earlier this month, and are now searching for a new manager who can revitalise the club after bottom-half finishes in the last two seasons under Martinez.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Pellegrini has held talks with new Everton investor Farhad Moshiri, and is now a major target for the Toffees in their search of a new boss.

However, there are no guarantees that Pellegrini will win the job, as Moshiri is also keen on Sevilla's Unai Emery, Southampton's Ronald Koeman and former Ajax boss Frank de Boer.

With Pellegrini based in the North West and with a Premier League title to his name, he would be a super appointment for Everton - but at 62, Moshiri may want a younger coach to implement a long-term project at Goodison Park; something Pellegrini may not be able to offer.

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