South American boss holds talks over Everton managerial role

Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has held talks with Everton over potentially taking over at Goodison Park, according to The Daily Mail.

After a campaign without silverware at the Etihad Stadium, the former Real Madrid trainer is set to be replaced by Pep Guardiola this summer and finds himself out of work.

Reports in the press state that Pellegrini is keen to remain in England and talk of him moving to the Toffees is gathering steam.

Roberto Martinez was shown the Goodison Park door after three years following an underwhelming campaign in 2015-16, with elimination in the cup semi-finals and a mid-table finish not good enough for a club with lofty ambitions.

The report suggests that Pellegrini has met with Everton’s power brokers and will make up his mind whether a move to Merseyside is of interest in the near future, which would be a real coup for the Toffees.