A Chilean professional football manager, as well as a former football player Manuel Pellegrini, is currently the manager of the Premier League side Manchester City. He is the native of Santiago, Chile. He came into this world on 16th September of the year 1953 which has now made him reach the age of 62. Although he is known by the name Manuel Pellegrini, as a child, he was named as Manuel Luis Pellegrini. Ripamonti.
A talented Pellegrini stands at the towering height of six feet and half inches, that is, 1.84 m. Both of his parents are Italian. He went to get his education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile located in Santiago. From there, he got graduated in 1979 in civil engineering.
He then began his formative years as a football player in youth divisions of Audax Italiano. After that, he went to Club Universidad de Chile and he also went to play professionally for then as a defender. Manuel spent his entire playing career with that club making a total of 451 appearances as well as scoring seven goals in Chilean Division 1 including one goal against the Colo-Colo, who is the Universidad de Chile’s biggest rival.
As a coach, Manuel Pellegrini has primarily managed the teams in Spain, Argentina, and Chile as well. As a professional player, he had also started off coaching the Universidad de Chile during 1988 season. But he later left the team in the middle of the season for taking football coaching courses in Europe.
In 1990, he was appointed as the manager of Palestino where he remained until 1991. After that, he took on managership of O’Higgins for one year before he moved in 1993 to become the coach of Universidad Catolica which is one of the most popular clubs in Chile.
Pellegrini has already got married. He is married to his wife named Carola Pucci. The pair tied their knot with each other in 1988 and since then, they are living their blissful and happy married life. In addition to that, he also has three children, all sons with his wife. They have named their kids as Manuel, Juan Ignacio, and Nicolas. His work has made him earn a huge amount of salary and his net worth is estimated to be around $21.3 million.
In 2001, Pellegrini joined Argentine club San Lorenzo de Almagro. From 2002 till next year, he managed Argentine club River Plate and secured Clausura Championships in 2003 in which he utilized talents of Andres D’Alessandro. He then resigned from the post at the end of the campaign.
On 1st July 2004, he took over managerial duties of Villarreal CF. During his first season in charge of the club, he qualified for UEFA Champions League after he finished third in the league and also reached the quarterfinals of UEFA Cup. He had also worked for Real Madrid from 2009 till 2010, and for Malaga from 2010 till 2013. At present, Manuel Pellegrini is currently the manager of Premier League side Manchester City.
A talented person Manuel stands tall at the height of six feet. Besides that, to know more information related to his bio, contract, and other activities, he can get connected via Twitter and Instagram account.