The 62-year-old Chilean manager is expected to give way for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and his run of success at the club has Chelsea FC thinking he might be Jose Mourinho’s long term replacement. .

The game of musical chairs that is happening with top European clubs and their coaches seems to be inclusive of all the big teams, with Chelsea now looking at current manager Manchester City as a possible long-term replacement for recently sacked Jose Mourinho. This is based on the assumption that Pep Guardiola, who currently manages Bayern Munich, will head for Manchester City next season and Pellegrini will be dispensed with by the club.

Because of these circumstances, Pellegrini is being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Fox Sports reporting that the cluba s prominent technical director Michael Emenalo has identified the 62-year-old as the Bluesa next manager.”

Sunday Times journalist Duncan Castles has also been reporting the news that Hiddink could be succeeded by Pellegrini, according to a report by The Independent

The man for the job?

While other managers frequently find themselves in the limelight, Manuel Pellegrini is a manager who quietly gets results and builds teams. His first big stint came at Real Madrid in 2009, but he is best known for his exploits at other La Liga sides, Villarreal and Malaga, whom he helped to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time and took to the semi-finals and quarter-finals respectively.

As for the Premier Leaguer, Pellegrini guided Manchester City to the Premier League title in his first year in charge, took them to second place in his second year and in his 3rd year, the current season, the Citizens are strong title contenders and in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. Not a bad list of accolades.