Pellegrini to succeed Neville Courtesy: Express

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is said to be in talks with the La Liga side Valencia. The DailyStar reports that Valencia CF has opened talks with the Chilean about succeeding the Manchester United legend, Gary Neville. After joining Valencia, Neville could not last more than four months and was axed from the manager post of the club, with Manuel Pellegrini their preferred choice to take over next season. Pellegrini has done a wonderful job at the Manchester club, from winning the title in his debut season in a nail-biter to taking the club to the last 8 in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.

The departing Manchester City boss has now explained his views about accepting the job, and also mentioned what he expects from the club. All he wants is, total control over the transfers and total commitment to encouraging the youth development system at each level. The current Man City boss also believes that Valencia CF might need up to five new additions to the squad to be competitive, and he also wants assurances that he has full control over the transfers to grab them. Pellegrini has an offer on the table from the Russian club Zenit St Petersburg also. He is interested in joining the La Liga’s struggling club Valencia, but needs certain assurances before giving serious consideration to Valencia.

Peter Lim, the owner of Valencia CF, is totally committed to splash a big summer spend to rebuild his side, which have been struggling badly this season under Neville. It is understood that a three-year-long contract is being discussed between the Chilean and the club. Though it is also true that Valencia are also keen on signing Rayo Vallecano’s coach Paco Jemez, but undoubtedly the City boss Manuel Pellegrini remains their first choice.