Chilean technical director Manuel Pellegrini extended his relationship with Betis, which ended in 2023, until 2025.
According to a video published by the club, Pellegrini addresses a blackboard that shows the duration of his contract, from 2020 to 2023, crosses out the 2023 figure and writes the 2025 figure instead, after what he says : ‘we continue with the plan, a lot of Betis’.
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Pellegrini had signed for Betis in 2020 until 2023 And, when asked about its renewal, he always maintained that this was not a priority, although it was always one of the priorities of the Betis board of directors to consolidate an ambitious project in the medium term.
The renewal of Pellegrini, who succeeded midfielder Sergio Canales, occurs with Betis in third place in the standings with 33 points, as well as in the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League and the Copa del Rey, where they will face respectively Zenit and Valladolid.
In Betis, Engineer ‘Pellegrini lives his fourth experience in Spain, where he worked for nine years: in Villarreal (2004-09), Real Madrid (2009-10) and Malaga (2010-13), before leaving for England, whose Premier League won in the 2013-14 season with Manchester City.
After coaching the Chinese Hebei Fortune between 2018 and 2018, the 68-year-old veteran coach from Santiago had his second experience in the English championship as West Ham coach, a position from which he was dismissed at the end of December 2019.