Real Madrid sacks coach Pellegrini and will contract Jose Mourinho (3)

09:21, May 27, 2010      

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Not only that, but Barcelona beat Real Madrid in the Camp Nou and won 2-0 in the Santiago Bernabeu, where its superiority was evident to anyone who watched the game. Barca's 4-0 win against Valladolid in the final game of the season saw the Catalans win the title with a lead of three points.

Florentino Perez spent more money than any other football club in history last summer and his club has won nothing. Someone had to pay the price and it was the coach.

Pellegrini, who never had the support of the pre-Madrid press, signed a two year contract with the club and his sacking will cost around 4 million Euros (five million dollars).

Real Madrid will almost certainly now embark on another summer of big spending with players such as Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Di Rossi and Diego Milito high on the club's shopping list.

Interestingly the only trophy won by any of the six coaches appointed by Perez was the 2003 Spanish Supercup, which was won when the side coached by Carlos Quieroz beat Mallorca.

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