Report: West Ham hold talks over landing Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on after the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Swansea,...

West Ham United have reportedly held talks over landing Manuel Pellegrini.

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic (L) greets Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini (R) before the English Premier League football match between Manchester City...

According to Sky Sports, West Ham United have held talks with the representatives of manager Manuel Pellegrini with a view to replacing David Moyes.

Moyes was only brought in as Slaven Bilic's successor in November, but he is leaving the London Stadium after the club confirmed his exit earlier today.

The Scot kept West Ham in the Premier League, as was his target all along, but the Hammers seem to want a bigger-name boss to take the club forward this summer and next season.

Sky Sports now report that talks have been held with Manuel Pellegrini, with West Ham looking to explore the possibility of appointing the Chilean as Moyes' replacement.

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on after the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Swansea,...

Pellegrini, 64, has one Premier League title to his name having clinched top spot with Manchester City in 2014, but he left the Etihad Stadium in 2016 to make way for Pep Guardiola.

Now in China with Hebei China Fortune, Pellegrini could be tempted to make a return to the Premier League this summer, and West Ham are hoping to fancies another stint in England.

However, it's claimed that Pellegrini's wage demands are a major stumbling block and could halt any West Ham bid, with talks ongoing as David Gold and David Sullivan pursuing a move.

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