This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Poyet leaves AEK Athens after landing La Liga role for next season

The former Sunderland boss has signed a two-year deal to take charge of Real Betis.

Gus Poyet during his time in charge of Sunderland.
Gus Poyet during his time in charge of Sunderland.
Image: Scott Heppell

REAL BETIS HAVE announced the appointment of Gus Poyet as their new manager this evening.

Poyet will take over this summer on a two-year deal, replacing Juan Merino who — according to a press release from Betis — achieved their target this season, having been installed following the sacking of Pepe Mel in January.

Betis, who were promoted last year, are in 14th place in La Liga as they head into this weekend’s final game of the 2015/16 campaign at home to Getafe.

Poyet spent this season in charge of AEK Athens, guiding the club to a third place finish in the Greek Superleague, 31 points behind winners Olympiakos.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder began his managerial career at Brighton, before moving on to Sunderland, where he was sacked after just under two seasons at the helm in March 2013.

The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add!

Pat’s toothless without Fagan and the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division talking points

Tubbercurry Tornado rolling back the years to lead the line in our LOI Team of the Week

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Paul Dollery

Read next: