Standard Sport reported earlier on Monday that the Chilean will earn around £10million a year if he agrees to take over at the London Stadium, a salary that is significantly more than many managers in the Premier League’s top six.
The 64-year-old, who won the Premier League title with Manchester City in 2014, was generously rewarded during his tenure at Hebei China Fortune, taking home £12m from the Chinese Super League side.
Pellegrini was keen to return to Europe and the offer of a generous salary from West Ham means he should not feel the pinch too much if he does indeed agree to take over from David Moyes.
Scroll down for the reported salaries of some of the Premier League’s highest-earning managers – and where Pellegrini would rank among them…
|Pep Guardiola||Manchester City||£20m|
|Jose Mourinho||Manchester United||£15m|
|Manuel Pellegrini||West Ham||£10m|
|Roy Hodgson||Crystal Palace||£2.5m|
|David Moyes||West Ham||£2.2m|