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Pellegrini talks tactics

Published: Tuesday 5 January 2010, 16.00CET
Real Madrid CF's Manuel Pellegrini has earned a reputation as one of the shrewdest coaches in the game and here he gives a fascinating tactical insight exclusively for the UEFA Training Ground.
Pellegrini talks tactics
Manuel Pellegrini spoke to the Training Ground ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 5 January 2010, 16.00CET

Pellegrini talks tactics

Real Madrid CF's Manuel Pellegrini has earned a reputation as one of the shrewdest coaches in the game and here he gives a fascinating tactical insight exclusively for the UEFA Training Ground.

Since arriving in Spain six years ago Manuel Pellegrini has earned a reputation as one of the shrewdest tacticians in the game, guiding Villarreal CF to the semi-finals of UEFA Champions League in 2005/06 and this season taking Real Madrid CF into the knockout stages as one of the favourites.

Tactical dilemmas
The Training Ground spoke to the Chilean coach shortly before he left El Madrigal for the Santiago Bernabéu to get his views on a number of tactical dilemmas. In his first insight, Pellegrini discusses his favourite formations, how preparation for every game is crucial to a team's success and how he adapts his tactics during a game. Click here to watch this exclusive video.

In focus
You can also learn more about Pellegrini himself in an interview for the Training Ground's In Focus series. Click here and find out what the Madrid coach was like as a player, how he first got involved in coaching, why he believes a winning mentality is key to success and how he deals with adversity.

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