Manuel Pellegrini has managed to equal Johan cruyff in thirteenth place in the historical ranking of victories in The league First division, because with the triumph achieved by the Real Betis this past sunday in the Ramon de Carranza before him Cadiz CF There are 179 that the Chilean coach adds in 358 games, leading Villarreal, Real Madrid, Malaga and Real Betis. Johan cruyff he achieved that mark of 179 victories in 300 games at the helm of FC Barcelona, during eight seasons.
The coach with the most victories in the First Division throughout history is Luis Aragonés with 344, followed by Miguel Muñoz (323), Javier Irureta (259), Fernando Daucik (234) and Diego Simeone (216), who occupy the five first places. After Simeone appear Ernesto Valverde (213), Javier Clemente (205), Víctor Fernández (202), Helenio Herrera and John Toshack (200), who complete the ‘top ten’. The eleventh in victories is Ricardo Zamora (187) and the twelfth Joaquín Caparrós (183), whom the current Chilean coach of Real Betis will reach as soon as he adds four more victories.
Pellegrini adds 12 victories in 25 league games (48%) and 16 in 30 games (53.3%) in all competitions at Real Betis head, for which he has the highest percentage of victories in the club’s history among the coaches with 30 or more official matches directed. Counting only the matches in the First Division, Pellegrini’s percentage of victories is only surpassed by Patrick O’Connell, who made Real Betis champion of the League in 1935 and has a balance of 51.7% of victories, 30 in 58 games; and Domingo Balmanya, who classified Betis 3rd in 1963/64, with a balance of 50% wins, 15 in 30 games, which Pellegrini can match if he wins next Monday at Alavés.