The Chilean brought some stars but did not win the trophies expected of him after being sacked.
Manuel Pellegrini didn’t have a good relationship with Florentino Perez
The current Real Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini was once in charge of Real Madrid, back when Florentino Perez returned to the club, and the coach is now looking back at that period. The Chilean brought some stars but did not win the trophies expected of him after being sacked. “It was a special year as every coach wants to manage Real Madrid. But for various reasons, I didn’t have a good relationship with the president,” he told reporters. “He and I had different ways of thinking about the players. Many excellent players were bought for me, but some played in positions where we were already strong, which I was not happy with. Nevertheless, we gained 96 points, but unfortunately, we couldn’t win the league because we were up against Barcelona’s great team.
Malaga qualified for Europe and reached the UCL quarter-finals
“When the season ended, Real Madrid continued on their way, while I went my own way, when one door closes, the other opens. I had the option to go to Malaga, and it was one of the most successful clubs in my career. “I built the team, and we qualified for Europe and reached the Champions League quarter-finals. Nobody believed that Malaga would be able to do that. He also discussed his appointment at Manchester City related to the future of current coach Pep Guardiola. “When I first met with Man City in 2013, the sporting directors told me they worked with Pep Guardiola in Barcelona and wanted to work with him at Manchester City,” he said. “They also explained that he was staying for a year and was in the US. But if he wants to join Man City, he will be the manager.”
“If not, there would be no casting for managers, and I would become a manager. Pep decided to join Bayern Munich, and the next day Manchester City called me and said ‘Manuel, we have to talk to you, we have a contract.'” After spells in charge of Hebei China Fortune and West Ham, he returned to LaLiga this season with Real Betis.