West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini isn’t a man of many interviews, especially with the South American media, who he rarely speaks to.
So as Argentine outlet Radio Mitre managed to have a chat with him this Thursday, they highlight what an achievement it was, claiming the Chilean boss has ‘broken his silence’.
The interview started with him speaking about West Ham, explaining it’s a very popular club, and saying the Premier League is the most balanced league in the world these days.
Pellegrini was also quizzed about a return to South America, and even though he claims he wants to spend more time in Europe, he was questioned about a specific club.
His name has recently been linked to Boca Juniors, and Radio Mitre asked him if he would take charge of that side, considering that he’s managed their city rivals River Plate in the past.
“It’s always a prestige that a club as important as Boca wants me to manage them,” Pellegrini told Radio Mitri. “But I see the return to South America far away.”
More than that, he also gave big praise to River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo.
“Gallardo went to see me at Manchester City and I talked a lot with him about his project, he was always very mature as a player and made a brilliant career as a manager at River. There’s no doubt that he will be managing in Europe demonstrating his ability.
“It’s not necessary for Gallardo to have a previous stopover in Europe before heading to Barcelona.”