It is potentially the Chilean’s last season at City
According to reports from the Spanish Radio station COPE, Chelsea have been in contact with current Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini about possibly taking the helm at Stamford Bridge for the 2016/17 campaign.
It is believed that Pellegrini’s regime at the Etihad Stadium will be over at the end of this season, with Pep Guardiola expected to takeover following his announcement that he would leave Bayern Munich.
Guus Hiddink has been put in temporary charge at Chelsea for a second interim spell in West London, but he isn’t seen as a long term option for the Blues’ Chairman Roman Abramovich.
The 62-year old Pellegrini could be the surprise choice to take the champions forward, after he fuelled speculation that his spell in Manchester could be over; he admitted in a recent press conference that Guardiola would be a good choice for City.
‘I love this club’
“I hope he [Guardiola] will have the option to work at Manchester City,” said Pellegrini.
“I say that because I love this club and I hope, in the future, he can work here also. I am sure that he will be very important for the club.
“A lot of things will happen in the future. But when is the future? You never know. It might be next year. But I don’t worry. The only thing I am worried about is this year, trying to win the most amount of trophies I can.”