Manuel Pellegrini

by John Max 16 Sep,2021
Manuel Pellegrini
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Real Betis
  • Country Chile CL
  • Birth Name Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti
  • Birth Country Santiago, Chile
  • Famous Name Manuel Pellegrini
  • Father Emilio Pellegrini Portales
  • Mother Emilio Pellegrini Portales
  • Net Worth $40 Million
  • Position in Team Manager
  • Current team Real Betis
  • Nationality Chilean
  • Profession Football Manager
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Carola Pucci
  • Children Three

Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti a.k.a. Manuel Pellegrini is a Chilean professional football players turned manager. Currently, he is the manager of Real Betis. Earlier, he has managed teams in Spain, England, Argentina, Chile, China, and Ecuador, winning national leagues in four countries.

Santiago, Chile native, Manuel Pellegrini was born on 16th September 1953, under the star sign Virgo. He holds a Chilean nationality. He stands 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) tall. He is the son of Silvia Ripamonti Barros and Emilio Pellegrini Portales. His siblings are Pablo Pellegrini, Silvia Pellegrini, and Pedro Pellegrini. He graduated in civil engineering in 1979 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. 

How Much Is Manuel Pellegrini's Net Worth In 2021?

Over three decades of managing career has earned Pellegrini enormous fame as well as fortune.

Reportedly, he took a substantial reduction in his pay to take over Real Betis, upon rejecting other offers that are superior in economics.

At Betis, Pellegrini's annual salary is €5 million gross, a major difference from the €10 Million he earned at West Ham United. Pellegrini was one of the highest-paid managers in world football at West Ham. 

As of 2021, Pellegrini's net worth is approximately $40 million.

Is Manuel Pellegrini Married? Know His Personal Life

Real Betis football manager Manuel Pellegrini has been married to his wife Carola Pucci. The couple tied the knot in 1988. The couple is blessed with three children namely Nicolas, Juan Ignacio, and Manuel.

ManuelManuel Pellegrini SOURCE: The Sun

In June 2013, Manual and his wife moved from Spain to the UK when he was appointed as Manchester City manager. After that, they moved down south to London after he was given the West Ham. 

Since Manuel is managing the Spanish side Real Betis, the couple is now living in Spain. 


Manuel Pellegrini began his coaching career in 1988 with Universidad de Chile. Also, he anaged the teams like Palestino, O'Higgins, Universidad Catolica, and Palestino. Further, he had a stint with Ecuadorian professional football club L.D.U. Quito and Argentine club San Lorenzo and River Plate. 

In 2004, he was appointed the manager of Spanish club Villarreal. He led the team to a 3rd-place finish in La Liga in 2004–05, a Champions League semi-final in 2005–06, as well as set the big two in 2008 with a second-place finish in La Liga in 2007–08.

In 2009, Manuel was appointed the manager of Real Madrid. In the 2011-12 season, he amassed a total of 96 points, a club record until it was surpassed by Jose Mourinho, however, lost the title to Barcelona by three points. After that season, he was terminated and lamented the Galacticos policy employed at Real which stopped him from building a balanced team.

PellegriniPellegrini holds the Premier League trophy aloft in 2014
SOURCE: talk sport

In 2010, he was hired by Malaga as their new manager. Under his name, the team went on the 4th place finish and to qualification for the UEFA Champions League. Further, the Malaga made it to the quarter-finals of the 2012–13 Champions League, with Manuel, becoming the only coach to take two teams to the Champions League quarter-finals in their debut seasons in the competition. 

On 14 June 2013, Pellegrini joined Manchester City where he managed the team to win the Football League Cup and Premier League in his debut season. Also, Manchester City reached their first-ever semi-final in the Champions League in 2015–16, under his stint which was his last season after finishing in fourth place with 66 points.

From 2016 to 2018, he managed Hebel China Fortune and moved to  West Ham United in May 2018. On 9th July 2020, he joined the Spanish club Real Betis to manage for the 2020-21 season.   

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