Se­tien new Betis boss

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Madrid: For­mer Las Pal­mas coach Quique Se­tien has agreed a three-year deal to take charge of Real Betis from next sea­son, the club an­nounced on Fri­day.

“Real Betis have signed Span­ish coach Quique Se­tien as the green and whites new coach for the next three sea­sons,” the club said in a state­ment.

Se­tien, 58, has led Las Pal­mas to safety in each of the past two sea­sons, whilst in­still­ing an at­trac­tive style of foot­ball widely lauded by fans and the me­dia across Spain.

And Betis ac­knowl­edged that played a big part in choos­ing Se­tien as they hope to bring the fans back to one of the best sup­ported sides in Spain.

“With the ar­rival of Se­tien, Real Betis are back­ing a style of play closer to that de­manded by the Betis fans,” the club’s state­ment added.

Af­ter an ex­cel­lent start to the sea­son, Las Pal­mas’ form col­lapsed af­ter Se­tien an­nounced he was leav­ing the club back in March due to “in­sur­mount­able dif­fer­ences” in ne­go­ti­a­tions over a new con­tract.

The Ca­nary Is­lan­ders lost their last five games to fin­ish 14th in La Liga.

How­ever, Betis fin­ished a dis­ap­point­ing cam­paign in which both Gus Poyet and Vic­tor Sanchez del Amo were sacked as coaches, one place lower in 15th. AFP

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