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Former Man City and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini emerges as contender for Everton job as Toffees move to replace Carlo Ancelotti

Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as another potential Everton target as they search for a new coach to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Manchester City and Real Madrid manager has been contacted by intermediaries after a surprising sixth-place finish in Spain with Betis last year.

Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri spoke to Pellegrini in 2016 when he was looking for a replacement for Roberto Martinez.

Everton have sounded out Manuel Pellegrini about potentially taking over as manager

The Chilean coach took over at Betis at the start of last season and with only keeper Claudio Bravo and free-transfer centre-back Victor Ruiz brought in during the summer they picked up 20 more points than in the previous campaign and finished in the European places.