Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini

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Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti (born 16 September 1953 in Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean manager and former footballer . His current club is La Liga side Málaga CF.

Club career

Born in Santiago, Pellegrini attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, where he graduated as a civil engineer in 1979.

As a footballer, he played his entire career for Universidad de Chile, making a total of 451 appearances, scoring 1 goal.

Managerial career

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...
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