Pellegrini has more than 25 years of managerial experience during which time he has led clubs in his native Chile, Ecuador and Argentina to six major trophies, including League titles with LDU Quito and Argentinian sides River Plate and San Lorenzo.
His last nine years have been spent in Spain where he has impressed with his management of Villarreal, Real Madrid and most recently Malaga.
The Chilean has become synonymous with an attractive, technical brand of football which has won admirers from across world football in his richly diverse and successful 26-year coaching career.
His new challenge at The Eithad began prior to the start of the 2013/14 season. He achieved instant success in his first season in charge by leading City to a Capital One Cup final victory over Sunderland. The 3-1 victory at Wembley gave Pellegrini his first trophy in England.
Later that season, Pellegrini guided Manchester City to their second Barclays Premier League title where they scored 102 league goals during the campaign to ensure he achieved a double in his first season in charge.