Pellegrini agent reveals Chelsea contact

The agent of Villarreal coach Manuel Pellegrini has revealed Chelsea made contact in the aftermath of Jose Mourinho's departure.

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Alberto Poletti has revealed he had contact with the Blues and admits the Villarreal boss is keen to try his luck in England.

Poletti told La Tercera: "In the last months Atletico Madrid showed interest in him but as he had given his word to Villarreal he will stay with this team until his contract expires and a few weeks ago some people from Chelsea asked me about him.

"Since Mourinho left Chelsea there have been many candidates for that position and Pellegrini has been one of the names proposed for that position.

"Pellegrini is very interested in working in England because they have one of the most important leagues in the world and Pellegrini is sure that he has the capacity to work there."

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