Former Man City & Real Madrid boss Pellegrini returns to management with Real Betis
Betis will be the experienced Chilean’s 15th club in senior management, and represents a relatively swift return to the game following a brief period away.
Pellegrini had been out of a job since being sacked as manager of West Ham in late December 2019.
Betis are currently 13th in the Spanish top flight as they look for a positive end to an inconsistent season.
Former manager Rubi was sacked after taking just one point from the first three games after Spanish football returned from its coronavirus-enforced break.
Sporting director Alexis Trujillo took over on a temporary basis until the end of the season.
Betis aren’t mathematically safe from relegation as 18th-placed Mallorca sit 12 points adrift with four games to play, but safety is essentially guaranteed.
Pellegrini will no doubt be hoping to get a good look at his new squad in the final three games under Trujillo before he takes over.
He knows La Liga well, having spent close to a decade managing in Spain with Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga.
Pellegrini guided Villarreal to second place in Spain's top flight, and a Champions League semi-final, and was moments away from reaching the last four with Malaga before finding himself on the wrong end of a famous Borussia Dortmund comeback.
His success at Malaga convinced Manchester City to hire him, and he won the Premier League title in 2013-14 as well as a pair of League Cups.
After being replaced by Pep Guardiola in Manchester, Pellegrini managed Hebei China Fortune before moving on to a difficult spell at West Ham.
Source : goal.com
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