Man City’s big decision may be costly for Man United hero

Manchester City‘s Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as a potential candidate to succeed Gary Neville at Valencia this summer, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Chilean tactician will leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, with the Citizens having announced that Pep Guardiola will join the club when his spell at Bayern Munich comes to an end.

Although Pellegrini is being ‘forced aside’, his stock as a manager remains high, especially in Spain, where he coached Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga.

And reports claim that his reputation in La Liga has attracted Valencia, who may be on the lookout for a new chief in a few months’ time.

Neville is currently in charge of Los Che on an interim basis, but with the former Manchester United defender having struggled since taking over at the Mestalla – he’s yet to register a league win – during the winter, his chances of being kept on permanently appear relatively slim.