Manuel Pellegrini is set to become the new Real Betis boss, reports Radio Marca. The Chilean coach has earned his stripes in La Liga and is now set to become the new head coach of the green and white club from Seville. Pellegrini has been without a job since he left West Ham United in December and he is considered to be the leading target to replace Rubi at Betis.
Pellegrini will not be the only installment at Betis, as the report also states that former AS Monaco and Villarreal sporting director Antonio Cordon will also be appointed by the club. Betis is keen on setting up a new-look sporting department at the club with the intention of returning to the top of Spanish football in the coming years. Pellegrini will be given the task to start the rebuild from next season.
Pellegrini’s first job in Spain was coaching Villarreal between 2004 and 2009, steering his side to the semi final of the Champions League in 2006. He was then appointed at Real Madrid, but was released from the club after a single trophyless season. He then continued at Malaga, who he lead towards the Champions League. He spent a further three years at Manchester City, winning the Premier League title in his debut season. After that the Chilean had stints at Hebei China and West Ham.