Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini mourns the death of his father

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini
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Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini flies home to Chile to mourn the death of his father.

Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini has taken a step back from his coaching duties to mourn the death of his father.

The 59-year-old learned of his father's passing ahead of his side's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Borussia Dortmund this week.

Pellegrini flew home to Chile for the funeral following Malaga's 4-2 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday, and is expected to return for his side's European second leg.

The Spanish outfit drew 0-0 in the first encounter.

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