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Mauricio Pellegrino ensures Leganes that he wants to stay

Mauricio Pellegrino ensures Leganes that he wants to stay

Leganes boss Mauricio Pellegrino has ensured the club that he wants to continue as boss after reports linking him with an exit.

The former Southampton boss will see his deal expire in June and reports have claimed that he was not going to be offered a new deal.

When speaking to reporters after his side’s victory over Getafe on Saturday, the Argentine said that he wants to remain with the Madrid based club.

“I would like to continue here,” he said after victory over Getafe.

“We’ve talked about it before, I do not want the issue of renewal to be news that holds us back. Leganés has possibilities, they’ve always treated me great, I want to return it with gestures of respect and with more results like this.

“Of course I would like to continue here.”

Impressive win over Champions League chasing Getafe

Getafe packed out the Coliseum Alfonso Perez as their fans hoped to see another performance which would give them advantage in the race for Champions League qualification, however, Leganes were excellent as they produced arguably their best performance of the season.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s side have struggled for consistency this season but they stood firm as the likes of Jaime Mata and Jorge Molina looked to continue their goalscoring form for the home side.

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Their surprising lack of goal threat though saw Getafe go behind just after the half time mark when Michael Santos struck following good work from left back Jonathan Silva.

As much as Jose Bordalas’ side pushed for a leveller, they failed to get one and allowed the away side to grab a second as Juanfran scored with ten minutes remaining on the clock.