West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly been robbed while back in his native Chile, with gunshots having been fired as the assailants fled the scene.
The 64-year-old was out with family and friends in Santiago when his party were reportedly targeted by a gang.
He was on his way to a restaurant with former player and coach Ignacio Prieto and their respective partners when reports in Chile claim the group were set upon.
Local media in the South American nation claim that Pellegrini was approached by the criminals as he got out of his car, with La Cuarta revealing that a purse was snatched before authorities arrived on the scene.
Shots were also fired, with Chilean police force official Carlos Villarroel quoted as saying by La Cuerta: “A couple of Carabineros [Chilean police officers], who were patrolling the sector, heard the cries of the victims, so went to their aid.
“When confronted by police personnel, the criminals fired several shots. No injuries were recorded, however.”