Malaga has fired their coach Jesualdo Ferreira and recent reports claim that the side has already hired former Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini, who was replaced this summer by Jose Mourinho from Inter.
Malaga owner Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nassar Al-Thani announced the coaching change earlier this week and the side also announced that Malaga’s B team coach Rafa Gil will take over the temporary day to day duties of the post until the former Real Madrid boss joins the camp shortly.
The firing of Ferreira isn’t considered to be too much of a shock due to the fact that Malaga is currently within the relegation zone spots of La Liga (they are in 18th place in the league) and they also have not won a single match this season since September.
Ferreira joined the league with great expectations after a very successful stint as manager of FC Porto. The Chilean coach won three league titles out of four with the Portugal powerhouse and the club has been one of the few in the league to spend legitimate money in recent memory. Malaga has only played three consecutive seasons on the top tier since their brief promotion from the Segunda Division, but each season the club has performed worse then the previous year with 8th place, 17th place, and currently 18th place results over the last three seasons.
Pellegrini was considered one of the most coveted available coaches on the market following his dismissal from Real Madrid last year and the former manager of the league’s current first place team will be coaching the tenth squad during his coaching career.
And similar to his predecessor, he is also Chilean.