Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini has been selected as Real Betis’ new manager in a three-year deal that will keep him with the La Liga club until June 30, 2023. Real Betis issued an official statement confirming that former Real Madrid manager Pellegrini will lead Betis from next season.
The club’s official statement said, “Betis Balompi has signed Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini to lead the Verdiblanco team from next season. The contract to connect Pellegrini to Heliopolis’s unit remains until June 30, 2023.” The club’s official statement stated.
Born on 16 September 1953, Pellegrini developed his career as a player at the University of Chile, where he competed in 451 league games.
He made his debut as a coach with the club in 1988, after playing for the team for 13 long years. After a year-long stint with the University of Chile, he served as coach of Palestino, O’Higgins and Universitized Catalicand before returning to Palestine.
In 1999, Pellegrini began his international football career in coaching as manager of the University League of Quito, from where he made the leap into Argentine football and successfully became the coach of San Lorenzo de Almagaro and the River Plate.
Chili served as Villarreal’s manager from 2004 to 2009 before coming to Real Madrid, where he served for the season. In 2010, Pellegrini then moved to Malaga where he served for three years. He then joined Manchester City in 2014 and guided the club to the Premier League and League Cup girls in his first year with the club.
From 2016 to 2018, he served as the coach of Hebei China Fortune of the Chinese Super League before West Ham moved to 2018. On a related note, Real Betis is currently 13th in the 20-match La Liga standings with just 10 wins from 35 matches. The daughters are given their next La Liga match to play against Atlético Madrid on July 12 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.