Former Real Madrid head coach Bernd Schuster is set to be named as the new manager of Malaga, according to reports.

Manuel Pellegrini has left Malaga to become the boss at Manchester City, and the La Liga side are working on a replacement, with Schuster their main target.

Schuster has also manager Shakhtar Donetsk, Levante and Getafe with his last coaching job in Turkey as manager of Besiktas.

The 53-year-old has a win percentage of 46.45% of the 437 games he has been in charge of since becoming manager of Fortuna Cologne in 1997.

He also had an illustrious playing career as a midfielder playing for both Barcelona and Real Madrid. The German also made 21 appearances for West Germany as well as playing for Bayer Leverkusen, Atletico Madrid and FC Cologne.

As a coach, he led Real to a Spanish league crown plus a Spanish Super Cup win during the 2007/08 season. He also came close to bagging a Copa del Rey with mid-table side Getafe.


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