Everton make contact with Manuel Pellegrini - report

Everton have made contact with Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini, according to the Daily Mail.

The Toffees are still on the hunt to replace Carlo Ancelotti, and the Chilean has been earmarked as a surprising possibility.

After guiding Real Betis to a shock sixth-placed finish in La Liga, the Premier League winner has caught the eye at Goodison Park.

Farhad Moshiri does have a history with Pellegrini.

The Everton shareholder made contact with the South American back in 2016, as the Toffees looked to replace Roberto Martinez at the time.

Those discussions failed, with the likes of Marco Silva, Duncan Ferguson and Ancelotti being in charge since.

Pellegrini has proved he can perform on a budget, earning his sixth-placed finish with only two free transfers in the previous summer.

Shock?

This would certainly be a shock move, and it doesn’t fill us with huge confidence.

Pellegrini has struggled since leaving Manchester City, taking charge of the likes of West Ham and Real Betis.

Bringing Europe back to Betis is a huge sign he still has what it takes, and that is the ultimate goal at Goodison Park.

Whether or not this is going to speed up is unknown, but we do have the incredible compensation that was surely paid by Madrid for Ancelotti in our arsenal ready to spend.

This race is taking a new twist and turn every single day, and we’re expecting even more as the week progresses, the next is turn is Pellegrini.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are now considering ‘Highly-rated’ Premier League boss to take over, Brands is a huge fan – The Athletic

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