Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Has Confidence In Manuel Pellegrini
After the 2-3 loss at home to Milan followed by a dismal 0-0 draw with Sporting Gijon at the El Molinon and then the shocking 4-0 loss at the hands of minnows Alcorcon, everyone expected Manuel Pellegrini's stint as a Real Madrid manager to be over.
All the newspapers were full of news articles linking each and every other manager to Real Madrid.
The names of Luis Aragones, Roberto Mancini, Juande Ramos and Rafa Benitez among others came up.
But yesterday in a telephone interview program "Quelli che il calcio e..." on the Italian channel Rai2 , Florentino Perez came out in defense of the Chilean tactician.
Perez said, "The newspapers have revealed names of great coaches, but we are happy with Pellegrini and we are sure that he will be boss at the end of the season. I respect the press and the stories they release, but it is the club that decides and we are happy as we are. If we are patient then we will live through a wonderful season."
Perez also gave his thoughts on Real Madrid's trip to the San Siro and the Champions League final, "It is a pleasure to come to a city as beautiful as Milan, but though we are friends we have come to stop them. We want to play in the Champions League final against AC Milan."
Okay so Perez is bit of a douche-bag since he is already thinking of the finals with AC Milan, but this also shows that he is now a changed man.
This is the type of support a manager requires from the President to get his team out of a slump.
If this had occurred during the first Galactico era, Pellegrini would have been looking for a new job.
Audio proof of the interview: Link
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