In an interview with Panenka, Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini discussed life away from football.
Pellegrini isn’t as obsessive as other football managers are, like Marcelo Bielsa, who devours dozens of matches per month.
The Chilean, a qualified engineer, likes painting, literature, music and, occasionally, playing golf. Although he has a reputation as being an introvert, he considers himself “an absolutely normal person”.
“Anyone who spends 24 hours a day on football is a very bad manager. If I only know about football, I know nothing. Football is a combination of personality, taste, demands, leadership. Leadership is learned by reading, watching, living”, Pellegrini told Panenka.