Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti
(born 16 September 1953 in Santiago
) is a Chilean manager
and former footballer
. His current club is La Liga
side Málaga CF
Born in Santiago
, Pellegrini attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
, where he graduated as a civil engineer
As a footballer, he played his entire career for Universidad de Chile
, making a total of 451 appearances, scoring 1 goal.
As a coach, he has managed teams mostly in Argentina and Chile. San Lorenzo
obtained their first international title while Pellegrini was manager.
He started coaching Universidad de Chile during the 1988 season, in which the team was relegated
to Second Division
In 1990 Arturo Salah
was appointed as the manager of the Chilean national football team
, and he hired Pellegrini as his technical assistant, and manager of the sub-20 team.
He then coached to Palestino
(1990–1992) and O`Higgins
(1992–1993). In 1993 he became coach of Universidad Catolica, one of the most popular football clubs from Chile, where he had an amazing team with players such as Alberto Acosta
and Nestor Gorosito
, but he could only finish as runner-up during 1994 and 1995... Read More