Manuel Pellegrini is back in management with Real Betis seven months after being sacked by West Ham United.
Pellegrini was dismissed by West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold along with close ally and director of football Mario Husillos at the end of December.
The Chilean had overseen a relatively successful first campaign, making several good signings and finishing 10th.
But West Ham struggled in his second season and was axed following a 2-1 home defeat to Leicester on December 28th.
The Hammers have barely improved under his replacement David Moyes.
Pellegrini back in management with Real Betis – reports
The Scot has struggled for wins but got a crucial 3-2 victory against Chelsea on Wednesday night.
Pellegrini has been out of work since leaving West Ham.
But according to reports from Spain overnight, he will be named Real Betis boss on a two-year deal today.
But he will not be joined by Husillos. Instead former Monaco director of football Antonio Cordon will accompany the Chilean as sporting director.
🚨🟢⚪️ÚLTIMA HORA: Cuenta Agustín Varela que el Betis está cerca de CERRAR el acuerdo con el técnico MANUEL PELLEGRINI por 2 TEMPORADAS
👉ANTONIO CORDÓN acompañaría al chileno en la dirección deportiva
— Radio MARCA (@RadioMARCA) July 3, 2020
No room for Husillos as Charming Man heads back to Spain
The former West Ham boss is well-respected within Spanish football having enjoyed hugely successful stints at Villarreal and Malaga and having also managed Read Madrid.
He even has a roundabout named after him in Malaga.
Back in March France Football published a list of the top 20 highest paid football managers in the game.
The calculations were produced by taking into account the bonuses earned from the 2018/19 campaign, the gross salary earned in 2019/20 and other public streams of revenue also earned over the latter period.
Hammers made Pellers the 12th highest paid boss in world football
And dring his time at West Ham Pellegrini was the 12th highest paid boss in world football with a salary of £8million.
And according to France Football he picked up a cool £2million golden handshake after being axed by West Ham.
If he is unveiled this weekend, Pellegrini’s first task could be to take on Osasuna on Wednesday night before facing Atletico Madrid.