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Report: Manuel Pellegrini set for West Ham stay despite Barcelona rumours

Manuel Pellegrini will stay at West Ham despite rumours linking him with a return to Spain, according to The Daily Mail.

Barcelona and Sevilla have been linked with Pellegrini. But the Chilean is happy in East London and invested in his project with West Ham.

After another Champions League failure, Barcelona could look for a new manager. Ernesto Valverde has guided Barca to the title but their Champions League defeat to Liverpool was humiliating.

Ex-Southampton and Everton boss Ronald Koeman is another option for the Spanish giants.

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Meanwhile, Sevilla are ready to sack Joaquin Caparros. Pellegrini was the primary target to replace the caretaker manager but this now looks unlikely.

Pellegrini has previously managed Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga. But a return to Spain is not on the cards for the 65-year-old at the moment.

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Pellegrini signed a three-year deal with West Ham last summer. After a heavy summer of spending, many fans might have expected more than a 10th place finish.

But West Ham have had various problems this season, varying from injury woes to Marko Arnautovic’s attempted January departure.

All things considered, Pellegrini has done a decent job in a season of transition. West Ham are playing better football than David Moyes and relegation was not a concern in the second half of the campaign.

With Pellegrini ready to ignore the lure of Barcelona and Sevilla, it will be interesting to see how he does in his second season at The London Stadium.

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