Agent of Manuel Pellegrini provides update amid job speculation

Malaga's coach Manuel Pellegrini looks on

AC Milan and Southampton have been linked with ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini’s agent has told reporters that the former Manchester City manager has received no contacts from AC Milan amid speculation over his future, Tuttomercatoweb report.

Pellegrini left City at the end of the season following three years in charge of the Citizens, and will be replaced by former Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola as of next season.

The Chilean boss won the Premier League title and two League Cups at the Etihad Stadium - trophies which have kept his reputation in tact despite a fairly poor league campaign last term.

Manchester City fans hold up banners for manager Manuel Pellegrini and Sergio Aguero

The Mirror recently reported that Southampton were considering him should Ronald Koeman leave the Saints for Everton, yet the south coast club could face competition from Milan.

Responding to speculation over a potential switch to the San Siro, Pellegrini’s agent says no contact with the Italian giants has been made while stating his client seeks an interesting project.

“It’s just speculation. I can assure you there has been no contact between Pellegrini and the Rossoneri. Pellegrini is looking for an interesting project, but I repeat, no contact with Milan,” Jesus Martinez told Tuttomercatoweb.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Southampton are an interesting project and have the squad capable of fighting for the top four, yet the increased competition in the Premier League means it’s also a risky job.

Pellegrini has managed top clubs such as City, Real Madrid and Villarreal and should he hold out a little longer there will no doubt be a top club abroad that will come in for his services.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

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