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Manuel Pellegrini Factfile

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15 Jun 2013 10:41:00

Manuel Pellegrini Factfile

Manuel Pellegrini factfile ...

1953: Born September 16, Santiago, Chile.1973: Signs as a professional footballer with Universidad Chile - the only club he will play for.1979: Graduates from Pontifical Catholic University as a civil engineer.1986: Retires after over 450 appearances for Universidad and 28 appearances for his country.1988: Takes over as Universidad's manager but they are relegated to the second division.1990: Joins the Chile coaching staff under Arturo Salah.1991: Becomes manager of Palestino.1992: Moves to O'Higgins.1994: Starts a two-year spell at Universidad Catolica.1998: Heads back to Palestino for a year.1999: As manager of Ecuadorian side LDU Quito he wins the national title.2001: Moves to San Lorenzo in Argentina and wins the Clausura title as well as the Copa Mercosur.2002: Moves to River Plate and wins the Clausura with them in 2003.2004: Recruited by Villarreal - his first European job. Wins the Intertoto Cup.2006: Lose to Arsenal in the semi-finals of the Champions League.2008: Finish a club-high second in the Primera Division.2009: Moves to Real Madrid on a two-year contract. He oversaw the purchases of Karim Benzema, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.July 20: Criticised by president Florentino Perez for the style of play employed in a 1-0 friendly win over Shamrock Rovers.October 27: Knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Segunda B side Alcorcon.2010: March - Knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon. Perez responded by telling Pellegrini he would be sacked if Real did not win the title.May: Madrid took 96 points but still lost out on the title to Barcelona. Pellegrini was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho.July: Offered the Mexico job but chooses to remain in Spain with Malaga on a three-year deal.2011: Takes Malaga to fourth and a club high 58 points.2013: Lose in the quarter-finals of the Champions League to Borussia Dortmund, conceding two injury-time goals.June 1: Takes charge of Malaga for the final time as they go down to a 4-1 defeat by champions Barcelona.June 14: Confirmed as manager of Manchester City.

Source: Manchester City MAD


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