Former Man City and West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini appointed Real Betis coach for next season after signing the contract until 2023
- Real Betis confirmed the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini on Thursday afternoon
- The former Manchester City boss has signed a three-year contract with the club
- Betis was looking for a new boss after firing Rubi after the restart of the season
- Betis is currently 13th in La Liga with three games to go after a difficult campaign
Real Betis has confirmed that Manuel Pellegrini will take over the club from next season until 2023.
Betis was looking for a new manager after firing Rubi just three games after restarting the La Liga season in June, after the club briefly flirted with relegation.
Betis is currently 13th in La Liga after a difficult season and hopes that Pellegrini’s experience will rejuvenate them the following period.
Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed as the new manager of Real Betis for the coming season
After firing Rubi, Alexis Trujillo – a club icon who played nearly 300 games for Betis – was promoted from sports coordinator and will remain in charge until the end of the season.
Pellegrini has been out of work since West Ham fired the Chilean in December last year.
The 66-year-old has a lot of experience working in Spain, having previously led Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga.
After originally leaving Spain, Pellegrini took over from English giants Manchester City, where he won the Premier League in 2013-14 and also won two League Cups.
After three years on Etihad, Pellegrini chose Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune in 2016 before moving to West Ham in 2018.
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Betis has had a tough season in La Liga, with 13th place and only three games to go