Sao Paulo have reportedly given former Argentina national team head coach Alejandro Sabella a new deadline to decide his future, amid talk of him replacing Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini.
Daily newspaper Sport claims that the 60-year-old has until Friday to give the Brazilian outfit a final answer to their job offer, or risk losing out on the post.
It comes just days after Los Andes claimed that Sabella turned down Estudiantes in the hope of landing the role at the Etihad Stadium, if the Blues decide to part company with under-fire Pellegrini.
Out-of-work Sabella, who led Argentina to the World Cup final last summer only to see his side lose 1-0 to opponents Germany in extra-time, is one of several high-profile options for the champions.
All eyes will be on Jurgen Klopp in the coming months following his decision to leave Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Dortmund at the end of the current campaign, while stellar duo Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti find themselves under pressure at Bayern Munich and Real Madrid respectively.
City go into tomorrow’s home clash with West Ham United having won only four of their last 15 matches in all competitions.