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Hebei confirm Pellegrini departure


Filed: Saturday, 19th May 2018
By: Staff Writer


Manuel Pellegrini has parted company with Chinese Super League club Hebei Fortune - opening the door for a move to West Ham.

KUMB revealed on Friday how the Chilean manager was being lined up to succeed David Moyes, with an announcement confirming the 64-year-old's appointment expected early next week.

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And this afternoon the Chinese Super League club confirmed that they had parted company with Pellegrini, who has been working for Hebei since 2016.

"From May 20, 2018, Mr. Pellegrini will no longer serve as team manager of Hebei Football Club," read a brief statement. "The club would like to express its sincere gratitude to Mr. Pellegrini for his contribution to the team's success."

The announcement was made shortly after Fortune beat Chongqing Lifan in their final match ahead of a two-month break for the World Cup Finals.

West Ham will have to pay Pellegrini's current club circa 6million to free the manager from his contract, which was due to expire in the summer of 2019. He is expected to sign a three-year contract with the Hammers, tying him to the club until 2021.

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