Manuel Pellegrini celebrates three years as Betis coach this Sunday, July 9. It was on this same day in 2020 when, in the middle of the pandemic, the signing of the Chilean coach by the Verdiblanco club was announced for three seasons. In December 2021 he would renew until 2025 and this week he has extended his contract for another season, until 2026.
Pellegrini has directed Betis in 148 official matches between LaLiga (114), Copa del Rey (15), Europa League (18) and Spanish Super Cup (1). Their balance is 73 wins, 36 draws and 39 losses. The Andean has become the first coach in Verdiblanca history who manages to classify the team during three consecutive campaigns for European competitions. In addition, he won the Copa del Rey last year.
Manuel is still a long way from the 258 games he led at Villarreal, a figure that Yes, it will exceed if he fulfills the three years of his contract that he has left in Heliópolis after its last renewal. The coach with the most official matches in Betic history is the Mallorcan Lorenzo Serra Ferrer, with 263 games. Pellegrini also has that record within his reach.
The siren songs from Saudi Arabia, where Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr He was willing to quadruple his salary at Betis, they caused the Heliopolitan club to decide to improve the salary and extend the relationship of what has undoubtedly been its reference during these three seasons for another year. Pellegrini was able to say ‘no’ to petrodollars and Now he hopes that the squad will be improved this summer.