Real Betis appoint Pellegrini as new coach

Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed manager of La Liga side Real Betis.
Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed manager of La Liga side Real Betis.

Real Betis have appointed former Real Madrid and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as their new coach on a three-year contract.

The Andalusians sacked Joan Francesc 'Rubi' in June with the club 14th in the table, appointing sporting director Alexis Trujillo at the helm until the end of the current campaign.

"Real Betis have signed Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini to take over from next season," said the club in a statement.

"The contract links Pellegrini with the Heliopolis side until June 30, 2023.

"Betis are going for a high-level coach with grand international prestige to elevate the first team's level of performance in a three-year project."

Pellegrini, 66, was sacked by West Ham United earlier this season after one season in charge.

Australian Associated Press