Manuel Pellegrini is a summer candidate to replace Gary Neville as the Valencia manager following the announcement he will leave Manchester City at the end of the season.
The former Real Madrid boss made the announcement on Monday that he will leave the Etihad Stadium at season’s end after the club secured the services of Pep Guardiola for the next three years.
His imminent availability has put European clubs on the alert, with Valencia are hoping to snap up the Chilean as replacement for the under-performing Gary Neville.
Pellegrini, however, it is understood, is keen on remaining in England and reports suggest he is on Chelsea’s radar as the long term replacement for Jose Mourinho.
The 62-year old is highly-rated in Spain, following his impressive spells with Villareal and then Real Madrid and Valencia will be hoping he finds the same attraction to Spain and fancies a return.
He joined Manchester City ahead of the 2013/14 season and won the double – the Premier League and the League Cup – in his debut season.