Everton have missed a trick not beating West Ham to the exciting capture of Manuel Pellegrini

Farhad Moshiri owner of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton are still searching for a new manager but have they missed a trick not beating West Ham United to the capture of Manuel Pellegrini?

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Everton and West Ham fans had a common ground this summer in that they were both demanding big changes at their respective clubs.

And they got it with Sam Allardyce and David Moyes departing the Toffees and Hammers with both clubs desperate for a manager who can combine style and substance.

Everton have been heavily linked with a new move for former Watford boss Marco Silva but West Ham have acted quickly to bring in former Manchester City and Real Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Chilean is famed for his attacking brand of football, something that is a pre-requisite at both Everton and West Ham for supporters.

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...

After sacking the pragmatic Allardyce Everton want someone who can reshape their squad and help the Toffees push for a place among the top six.

And Pellegrini - who won the Premier League and two League Cups in three seasons at the Etihad - would have been perfect for the Goodison Park side.

At 64-years-old and having managed a host of clubs in South America, Spain and most notably to English football fans his title-winning City side, Pellegrini has all the experience needed to take on a project like Everton's.

Pellegrini is nicknamed 'the Engineer' in his native Chile for his ability to fix broken or malfunctioning teams.

His attacking style - which has been on display throughout his career from his River Plate days through to his time building Champions League contending Villareal and Malaga sides - is exactly what Everton fans want to see.

Head coach Manuel Pellegrini (L) gives instructions to Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga match between Malaga and Real Madrid at La Rosaleda Stadium on May 16, 2010 in Malaga, Spain.

And another key factor which made Pellegrini perfect for the Toffees is his ability to attract top class players.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Kaka, Fernandinho and Karim Benzema are just some of the superstar names he has signed over the years.

But it is the impressive captures of the likes of Diego Forlan, Isco and Santi Carzola during his time at smaller clubs which suggests Pellegrini can attract quality players to second tier clubs.

Everton chief Farhad Moshiri has decided to go in a different direction, though, and it will be interesting to see if he lives to regret that decision depending on how Pellegrini's time in East London pans out.

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