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Pellegrini rues Real treatment
27 May 2010 - 15:04:49
Former Real Madrid head coach Manuel Pellegrini has hit out over his treatment during his one season in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Chilean was axed by Real to make way for the imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho from Internazionale, with Pellegrini having felt doomed almost from the start of his reign.
He Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: "I would never have spoken to another team on whose bench there was another coach.
"It's not very ethical, but he (Mourinho) is a coach who has shown he knows how to win in whichever club who goes to.
"I came here with great hopes and great pride to lead this team. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to do what I wanted and I had problems from the start of the season.
"I asked that Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben be kept, because I considered them very important players. But no-one allowed me to have my say on technical matters.
"It's like Vicente Del Bosque said this club doesn't show respect for the role of coach and doesn't give authority to them on the inside or the outside.
"Florentino Perez's project is extraordinary, but I think that he is making the wrong moves. I did not speak with the president since last August."