Knowing he wouldn’t have a job come the summer, Manuel Pellegrini has been the centre of attention for many clubs over the past few months as managerial changes continue to happen.
Always mentioned as one of the possibilities, the Chilean manager never seems to be the man to eventually get the job.
Whether that is him not being pleased with the offers he’s received or his name just being thrown around because he’s a free agent, we don’t know, but now he’s got an offer he apparently can’t refuse.
According to AS in Spain, the former Manchester City manager has been given the chance to manager the Russian national team, and would take over from Leonid Slutski after the CSKA Moscow man failed to guide his nation past the group stages.
The Spanish newspaper say the offer is a ‘super-million’ one and is ‘practically irresistible’.
The manager had already reportedly said no to an offer from Zenit Saint-Petersburg, wanting to keep on managing in one of the top five leagues in the world, but with this now in front of him, he might have a good old think about it.
He would be handed a two-year deal with the aim of taking Russia as far as possible during their World Cup on home soil.
No pressure, then.