Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini has signed a two-year contract extension with Villarreal CF, committing to the high-flying Primera División outfit until summer 2010.
Manuel Pellegrini has signed a two-year contract extension with Villarreal CF, committing to the Primera División outfit until summer 2010.
The 54-year-old's existing deal was due to expire next June, but with Villarreal again riding high in Spain – lying fourth in the table – the Comunitat Valenciana club were keen to secure his services for longer. If he sees out his new contract, the Chilean coach will have spent six years with the Yellow Submarine following his arrival as Benito Floro's replacement in May 2004. Since then the former CA River Plate boss has overseen a UEFA Champions League semi-final appearance, and a highest Primera División placing of fourth. Villarreal are also through to the UEFA Cup's Round of 32.