‘Pellegrini open to a challenge’

Manuel Pellegrini’s agent confirms the Manchester City manager prefers the Premier League but could be open to Valencia.

Pellegrini will leave City this summer after the appointment of Pep Guardiola was announced and had already been linked with the Mestalla bench, occupied until the end of the season by Gary Neville.

“[Manuel] can listen to offers but it doesn’t have to be Manchester United or Chelsea. He will hear and analyse the proposals and then decide. There’s no offer on the table,” Jesus Martinez told Chilean radio, Super Deporte reports.

“He spent five or six years 40km [from Valencia] when he was at Villarreal. He lived in the city, has experienced the atmosphere and loves it.

“Pellegrini is open to all sorts of challenges. He’s had major challenges such as Malaga, which was wonderful. We talk about projects, not whether something is beautiful or ugly, because who could say Real Madrid is not a beautiful club from the outside.

“But then we see it’s not so remarkable when it turns into a Coach shredder.

“The Premier League remains the most exciting for Manuel. He’s had three wonderful years and he’s crazy for that competition.”

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