West Ham United tried to appoint Manuel Pellegrini mid-season and have made another approach for the former Manchester City manager, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

The Hammers parted company with Slaven Bilic after a disastrous start to the new campaign and opted to bring-in David Moyes as his replacement.

The Scotsman has ensured West Ham’s Premier League safety and done a reasonable job, but there are still rumblings over the former Sunderland coach’s future at the London Stadium.

Pellegrini, a Premier League winner with Manchester City, is currently currently the head coach of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune but Marca claim that both the Hammers and Sevilla are keen to appoint him.

A section of the West Ham fans have never warmed to Moyes, while others feel he has done a good job in steadying the ship.

There has not been any announcements yet over the managerial future of the Scottish veteran but Pellegrini would be an impressive replacement.

However, given that he has managed in Spain before and that Sevilla are in with a chance of playing European football next season, beating the La Liga outfit to his capture could be problematic.