Former Bernabeu boss set for Anfield job?
Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal to appoint Manuel Pellegrini as their next manager.
Reports in Chile now claim that the former Real Madrid coach signed a deal with the Reds yesterday morning following negotiations.
Pellegrini was dismissed from his role in the Spanish capital after failing to prise the La Liga title away from Barcelona last season despite his side amassing 96 points and netting over 100 goals.
His imminent appointment is expected to be welcomed by Pepe Reina, who worked under him during his time at Villarreal. (Click Liverpool)
I hope this source is correct because Manuel Pellegrini is a top notch manager with a lot to offer us as our new boss. It took some guts for Real Madrid to sack a manager who accumulated 96 points in one season, a record total for the Bernabeu side, just so Jose Mourinho could be installed as the new boss.
Pellegrini had great success at lowly Villarreal where he took a side who had only reached the Spanish top tier for the first time just five years before he took over and then took the club to five top seven finishes in a row including a runners up spot in 07/08.
Of all the managers linked with the vacant post he is the one who excites me most. Kenny Dalglish would be a choice that my heart would be happy with but my head says Pellegrini. The Chilean would suit the club in many ways and it would be interesting to see who Tom Hicks and George Gillett finally choose to succeed Rafa. They may opt for Roy Hodgson but whilst I rate the Fulham manager highly I can’t help but feel it would be an appointment that would be a backward step for the club.