Factfile: Manuel Pellegrini confirmed as Manchester City manager
The Chilean will take up the role later this month
Friday 14 June 2013
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.
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