On April 21st, we covered a claim from Chile about West Ham and Manuel Pellegrini.

La Cuarta, a Chilean newspaper, reported a source close to the former Manchester City manager, currently in charge of Hebei Fortune, had confirmed contact from West Ham.

Now there’s another mention of the Hammers trying to appoint Pellegrini.

Spanish newspaper Marca say Sevilla are also keen on the manager.

It’s explained the La Liga side wouldn’t be able to get close to the figures Pellegrini is earning in China, but that may not matter because the Chilean wants a last project in Europe.

Sevilla’s competition is presented as West Ham United, with it being claimed the club have held ‘advanced talks’ with the manager, tried to appoint him in the winter, and continue to be keen.

If true, it doesn’t say a lot for the faith of the Hammers’ board in current coach David Moyes.

Brought in as West Ham panicked over Premier League survival, Moyes has kept the club up but isn’t the most exciting option going forward.

But then is Pellegrini? The Chilean press have a far different perception of the manager to many in England, and perhaps they have a point.

As newspapers such as La Cuarta and Le Tercera often point out, Pellegrini actually managed to take Manchester City further in Europe than Pep Guardiola has, whilst also winning the Premier League and two League Cups.