West Ham United fans can rest easy over the future of Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini has done an excellent job turning West Ham around since joining the club last summer.

The Hammers have steadily grown into a competitive force playing with an identity again.

They have closed the gap on the Premier League’s top six and vastly improved recruitment under the Chilean and his director of football Mario Husillos.

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Pellegrini’s West Ham work impressing

Pellegrini’s work in East London also attracted the attention of Barcelona and Sevilla in the summer, according to the likes of The Daily Mail.

The 66-year-old remained at West Ham, though, much to the relief of supporters.

There were some concerns on social media last night when one club that has long courted Pellegrini in the past – Italian giants AC Milan – sacked their manager Marco Giampaolo.

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AC Milan sack manager, are Hammers right to worry?

Milan chased Pellegrini on several occasions, as previously reported by the likes of The Mirror.

 

And some supporters feared they could come calling for him again after relieving Giampaolo of his duties at the San Siro after just 111 days.

But there appears to be no threat from Milan on this occasion.

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No Milan threat after quick turnaround

That’s after Football Italia reported overnight that former Fiorentina and Inter boss Stefano Pioli is set to be named the new Milan boss.

So there you have it West Ham fans, panic over.

And co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold will no doubt be relieved too.

Pellegrini is fully expected to see out the remaining 18 months of his West Ham contract and most likely return home to Chile to be reunited with his family.

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