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Real Madrid appoint Manuel Pellegrini as head coach

Author: Nick Iliev Date: Tue, Jun 02 2009 2477 Views
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The Queen of Europe, Real Madrid, has appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new head coach, the club's official website revealed on June 2.

"Real Madrid C.F. and Manuel Pellegrini have reached a deal for the Chilean to become the first team head coach," the official statement says.

"President of Honor, Alfredo di Stefano, and Club President, Florentino Perez, will officially present the new coach on June 2 at 12:00 CET at the Presidential Balcony of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium".

Some of Pellegrini's illustrious past managerial experience includes spells in Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Spain. Before joining the Royals of Madrid, he was the head coach of Villarreal for five seasons. Now he has stepped in to resume the work from former coach,  Juande Ramos at Bernabeu.

With his appointment Pellegrini becomes the eighth manager in five seasons at Europe's most prominent football team.

Real Madrid reportedly secured the services of the 55-year-old Chilean for four million euros, which they paid to Villarreal. 

Real Madrid's bitter rivals, Barcelona, secured this season the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the Champions League. With this move, Real Madrid will aim to restore some sort of parity in next season's campaign, following the Catalans' complete domination.

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