Factfile: Manuel Pellegrini confirmed as Manchester City manager

The Chilean will take up the role later this month

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Former Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini has been confirmed as the new boss at Manchester City. Here, we take a closer look at the 59-year-old...

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.