West Ham are set to appoint Manuel Pellegrini after agreeing a deal to make the Chilean one of the best-paid managers in the Premier League.
The Hammers have quickly identified former Manchester City boss Pellegrini as their ideal choice to replace David Moyes as permanent manager.
The London Evening Standard reports that Pellegrini will sign a £10million-a-season wage at the London Stadium, which would put him below only Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho in the earning stakes for Premier League managers.
Even the Daily Mirror’s more modest estimate of £7million a year puts Pellegrini level with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, earning £1.5m a year more than Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
The Evening Standard say ‘the size of the salary West Ham are prepared to pay underlines their determination to land their man’, and Pellegrini ‘will have full control over transfers’.
Pellegrini left Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune last weekend, where he was on a wage of around £12m a year.
Pellegrini will become the third-highest paid manager in the Premier League if appointed West Ham manager.
He will earn more than Conte at Chelsea, Wenger at Arsenal, Klopp at Liverpool and Pochettino at Tottenham. pic.twitter.com/txfrO9sUc5
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) May 21, 2018