Manuel Pellegrini believes that he has the job that every coach in the world would like at Real Madrid and explained how it went from being a pipe dream to reality for him.
The Chilean boss was introduced as the new coach at the Bernabeu this week and has been busy outlining his plans for the team and is relishing the prospect.
After transforming Villarreal, Pellegrini has now been given the task of trying to win trophies with Madrid and he is ready to do so after years of aiming to become the coach of Los Merengues.
"It’s an incredible feeling because all coaches would love this job. I have the task of carrying out this project and it makes me very proud. There are a lot of expectations riding on me and I hope to be here many years," he told Real Madrid TV.
"I told my brother when I first began that no Chilean had ever reached such heights. I started off and never thought this was possible. We work hard to try to go as far as we can, and after successful campaigns in Chile, Venezuela and Argentina I was able to move to Spain.
"People here now have an idea about who I am and how I like my teams to play. My style is quite obvious and I want to implement it to the fullest extent. I want Real Madrid to play the same way my other teams have. [Jorge] Valdano said that is what the Bernabeu likes to see. I arrived at just the right time.
"What we accomplished at Villarreal was unimaginable when I first arrived. They would have thought I was crazy had I proposed such success.
"But the truth of the matter is that I am a very practical person and I believe dreams can come true. Dethroning other institutions and putting Real Madrid back where it belongs is a great challenge.
"I am very proud of the praise we received at Villarreal. I believe Real Madrid will meet everyone’s expectations and play good football."
Lucas Brown, Goal.com