Conflicting reports emerge on West Ham bid for Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of Manchester City acknowledges the fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on May 8, 2016 in...

West Ham United continue to be linked with Manuel Pellegrini.

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of Manchester City acknowledges the fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on May 8, 2016 in...

According to Chilean radio station Pauta, Manuel Pellegrini has sign a contract with West Ham United and will be presented as their new manager on Monday – but The Mirror claim he is still just a Plan B.

The Hammers parted ways with manager David Moyes on Wednesday after his contract expired following Sunday's 3-1 win over Everton at the London Stadium.

Just months after landing Moyes to replace Slaven Bilic, West Ham are again the market for a new manager – and there are strong links to ex-Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini.

Chilean radio station Pauta report that Pellegrini has already signed a contract to become the new West Ham manager, and will be presented as Hammers boss on Monday.

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of Manchester City looks on from the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on May 8, 2016...

However, The Mirror claim that West Ham still have Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez as their first choice, and Pellegrini is just a Plan B at this stage in their search.

It remains to be seen which report is correct, but there certainly appears to be some interest from West Ham in the Chilean, who is currently managing in China with Hebei China Fortune.

The 64-year-old was hugely popular with Manchester City, winning the Premier League title in 2014, and he may well fancy one last crack at English football with the Hammers.

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