West Ham have commanded plenty of space on the back pages of the papers this week as they search for a new manager but it appears their hunt is reaching a conclusion.

The Hammers have been linked to a number of names but have seen candidates drop out for a number of reasons – including Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca signing a new deal with the Ukrainian side after holding talks with West Ham.

However, Chilean outlet Pauta claims that the search for a new boss is over and former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will be appointed at the London Stadium on Monday.

The 68-year-old led the Citizens to Premier League glory before being replaced by Pep Guardiola and has been managing in China recently, though he’s keen on a return to English football.

Vastly experienced with the likes of Malaga, Real Madrid and Villarreal, Pellegrini’s tactical approach to the game could prove to be a hit in east London but he has plenty of work to do to get the Hammers back to their best.