Pellegrini won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2014

Manuel Pellegrini is at the top of West Ham’s wish-list to be boss next season, according to The Sun.

The east London club have had a turbulent season and are just two points above the Premier League’s relegation zone.

The club have reportedly put out feelers to see whether Pellegrini, who won the league with Manchester City in the 2013/14 campaign, wants to take over the Hammers with question marks surrounding the credentials of current boss David Moyes.

Pellegrini, 64, was on West Ham’s shortlist when Slaven Bilic was dismissed as manager, but the Chilean stayed at Hebei China Fortune of the Chinese Super League. 

However, a formal approach for Pellegrini from the Hammers is unlikely until the club can be sure of their top-flight status.

The Irons are also reportedly interested in acquiring Leicester’s head of recruitment Eduardo Macia as their director of football.

West Ham have a crucial encounter at home to fellow league strugglers Southampton on Saturday.