Outgoing Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini will attempt to take Kelechi Iheanacho to any club he’s heading to in the not too distant future, this is according to allnigeriasoccer.com.
The former Real Madrid and Villarreal manager will end his association with The Citizens in the summer, with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola set to succeed him at M11 3FF.
Manuel Pellegrini is expected to snub an offer to return as Chile national team coach in favour of managing a Premier League side and has been linked with the Chelsea and Manchester United jobs.
The South American took a gamble when he promoted Kelechi Iheanacho to City’s first team just before the start of this season, and the Nigerian has repaid his faith by netting 8 goals from 19 matches across all competitions.
Iheanacho is tied to Manchester City until the summer of 2019, having penned a professional contract early last year.
He was on the radar of West Ham, Sunderland and Bournemouth in the January transfer window but Pellegrini was not willing to listen to offers from the three teams.