Villarreal are keen to open new contract talks with coach Manuel Pellegrini.

After Saturday's victory over Barcelona, Villarreal chief Jose Manuel Llaneza said: "Our hope is being able to continue counting on Manuel Pellegrini next season. If it can happen, it would be great news for Villarreal.

"It is possible to say that without a doubt it would be the best thing for us and we hope it happens.

"I believe that it is going to be very difficult to find a trainer better than Manuel."