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West Ham United 'hold talks with Manuel Pellegrini representatives'

Hammers 'hold talks with Pellegrini camp'
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West Ham United reportedly hold talks with Manuel Pellegrini's representatives with a view to appointing him as David Moyes's successor.

West Ham United have reportedly held talks with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's representatives with a view to making him their next manager.

The Chilean has emerged as a contender to replace David Moyes at the London Stadium following the Scot's departure earlier today.

According to Sky Sports News, Pellegrini, who is currently managing Chinese side Hebei China Fortune, is one of the West Ham board's top picks to fill the position but his wage demands could present a stumbling block.

Pellegrini spent three years in England with City, winning the Premier League once and the League Cup twice.

West Ham's manager shortlist is also said to include Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez and Shakhtar Donetsk head coach Paulo Fonseca.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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