According to a report from Spanish media outlet La Cuarta, Fenerbahce have offered a contract to former West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Chilean took charge of the Hammers in the summer of 2018. And much was expected of the 66-year-old.

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Pellegrini had enjoyed a very successful spell with Manchester City prior to taking over at West Ham, winning two league titles in the process.

He quite simply didn’t live up to expectations at the London Stadium, however.

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Pellegrini guided West Ham to a 10th placed finish in the Premier League in his first season. But the Hammers dropped inside the relegation zoner just after he got sacked in December 2019.

The South American has been out of work ever since.


Return to football for Pellegrini?

But La Cuarta now claim that 28-time Turkish champions Fenerbahce have offered Pellegrini a contract to take over at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The Spanish media outlet claims that the 66-year-old was on about £6.24 million per year at West Ham – around £120,000 per week.

His reputation was dented after his failed stint with the Hammers.

But clearly not enough to prevent him attracting attention elsewhere.

Now, Turkish football is obviously nowhere near as glamorous as the Premier League. But Pellegrini might just be tempted to take the job at Fenerbahce.

And it will be interesting to see how the Chilean fares, if he does indeed manage the Turkish giants.

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