Under pressure Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini could become the new manager of Napoli if he is sacked by the Premier League champions, according to his agent, reports the Daily Mirror.
Despite winning the Premier League just last season, the Chilean is under fire from City’s billionaire owners, and may be on the way out of the Etihad Stadium after only two years.
The club currently sit second in the league, but failure in the cup competitions – including an embarrassing home defeat to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, and impending elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona – has meant that overhauling Chelsea has become a necessity.
Should City end the season trophyless, then a change may be made.
Napoli look the most likely destination for Pellegrini, with current boss Rafael Benitez set to leave – possibly for the Premier League – in the summer, and his agent, Jesus Martinez, has suggested that a move to Naples may interest the City manager.
“Could he replace Benitez? Pellegrini does not allow me to talk about him in relation to a position at a club which already has a Coach under contract.
“We have to wait a few more months, then if [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis calls, we’ll discuss it,” Martinez explained.