Manuel Pellegrini named new Real Betis boss eight-months after being sacked by West Ham


MANUEL PELLEGRINI has been unveiled as the new Real Betis boss with the Chilean to take charge of the club next season.

SunSport reported earlier in the week how the 66-year-old was edging closer to landing his fourth job at a LaLiga side.

Pellegrini – who was sacked by West Ham just eight months ago – has previously managed Real Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal.

He will already making plans for next season having signed a three-year deal at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Betis – who sit in 13th spot in the Spanish top-flight after 35 games played – have been on the lookout for a new gaffer after sacking Rubi last month.

The club’s sporting director Alexis Trujillo has taken temporary charge of the Andalusian outfit – winning two out of five games.

But they have acted swiftly to bring Pellegrini to the club – a year after they failed to lure him from the London Stadium.

Despite Pellegrini’s first managerial role coming in 1988, he doesn’t boast a trophy cabinet that can match most of his rivals.

The highlight of his career was undoubtedly the 2013/14 season in which he guided Manchester City to the Premier League title as well as winning the League Cup.


Another League Cup was secured the following the campaign, but that is the last piece of silverware he won.

Prior to his achievements in England, he had won the Argentinian league twice – once at San Lorenzo in 2001 and once with River Plate in 2003.

The Ecuadorian league was secured in 1999 at LDU Quito, with his first trophy coming at Universidad Catolica where he won the Chilean Cup in 1995.


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