Memories: Pellegrini and his Hebei China Fortune in MFC

In our review of the great managers who have passed through Marbella Football Center, today we remember “El Ingeniero”.

Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti is a native of Santiago de Chile, where he began his career as a manager, specifically at the University of Chile. After several years in his country, he made the leap abroad, starting with Ecuador and continuing with Argentina.

His good work in Argentina will bring him to Europe in 2004, specifically Villarreal CF. He will stay five seasons before joining Real Madrid, where he achieved excellent records of points and goals.

Dely Valdés visits Pellegrini during a training session

Another 3 years of great results at Málaga CF will lead him to Manchester City (which he will lead to win the Premier League in 2014). He will stay another 3 seasons and will start his adventure in China.

Hebei China Fortune puts him in command of the team for two seasons. Both years he went to Marbella Football Center during the Winter Break, performing stages of up to a full month.

In this time, the team took advantage to play against European rivals of the highest level. Teams like Rubin Kazan, Dynamo Kiev or Lokomotiv Moscow were some of its rivals.

In 2018 he will return to English football, to coach West Ham for a year and a half.

From Football Impact and Marbella Football Center we send a warm greeting to this brilliant manager, whom we wish to meet again soon.