Russia offer 2018 World Cup managing role to Premier League title winner

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Following the abrupt resignation of Leonid Slutsky, Russia are in the market for a new head coach to prepare them for their 2018 FIFA World Cup run.

Luckily for the World Cup hosts, a Premier League manager who has won titles all over the world could very well fall right into their laps.

According to the Metro via the Mirror, Russia are set to offer former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini a two-year contract to coach the team through the FIFA World Cup.

In three years at the Etihad, Pellegrini led the Citizens to a Premier League title and two League Cup titles, along with their first-ever Champions League Semi-Final appearance. Prior to his stint with Man City, Pellegrini led LDU Quito, San Lorenzo and River Plate to league titles in South America

The club announced in Feburary that Pellegrini would be relieved of his duties, but he still managed to lead the team to Capital One Cup victory over Liverpool, a fourth-place Premier League finish and a corresponding Champions League spot, along with the aforementioned Champions League run.

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