Real Betis appoint former Manchester City boss as new head coach

Spanish club Real Betis have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new head coach. The club has confirmed on social media and their official website that the Chilean has signed a three-year contract. The Green and White club from Sevilla have been long linked with a move for Pellegrini, who was already a leading candidate when Quique Setien left the club.

Pellegrini is a well-respected coach in the Spanish La Liga, having enjoyed spells at Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga. In recent years Pellegrini spent his time in England and China, managing Manchester City, Heibei China and West Ham United. At this last club he was sacked in December due to the club’s poor league position. He has been without a job ever since he left the Hammers.

During his career Pellegrini has won one Copa de Chile; one Ecuadorian league; two Clausura Trophies in Argentina; one Premier League and two EFL Cups in England; and one Copa Interamericana. Pellegrini will not manage Betis during the remaining games of this season. The Chilean will be focusing on next season, starting his tenure in August.