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Chelsea contact rival Premier League manager about permanent job

Amidst the news that Pep Guardiola is vying for Manuel Pellegrini‘s position as manager of Manchester City at the end of the season, Chelsea have started asking the Citizens boss about his availability as a possible permanent manager.

According to the Mirror, Chelsea have contacted Pellegrini about his current job since they may not retain interim manager Guus Hiddink at the end of the season. Pellegrini is expected to be replaced by Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the season and Bayern Munich have already indicated that Pep will not return to the team.

Pellegrini led Man City to the Premier League and League Cup titles in his first year as manager of the club, but stumbled out of the Champions League and into a second-place Premier League finish the second year.

Chelsea fired manager Jose Mourinho last week after the Special One got the Blues off to the worst Premier League title defence in history. He was replaced on Saturday by Guus Hiddink, shortly before the team beat Sunderland in a dominating 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Pellegrini has a career winning percentage of 52.3% between Villareal, Real Madrid, Malaga and Man City.

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