Real Betis President Miguel
Guillen has backed coach Pepe Mel after the Seville-based club
crashed to a ninth defeat in 10 La Liga matches on Sunday and
slipped to 16th in the standings.
Betis, one of many Spanish clubs under extreme financial
pressure, won their first four matches of the season but have
only taken one point from a possible 30 since.
They conceded deep into stoppage-time to lose 2-1 at Osasuna
on Sunday and have 13 points from 14 games.
"Whatever happens Pepe Mel is our coach," Guillen, who has
complained about the club's rotten luck, was quoted as saying on
the Betis website on Monday.
"He has the complete confidence of the club and the players
and will remain our coach," Guillen added. "The way we are
playing we deserve a lot more points than we have."
Betis's next match is at home to third-placed Valencia on
Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze ruled out of Champions League final against Bayern Munich
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini will leave the La Liga club at the end of the current season
Stoke City and manager Tony Pulis part company by mutual agreement after seven years
Andy Carroll pulls out of England's friendly internationals against Ireland and Brazil
Ten years on, the legends speak to FFT
Your questions answered by an A to Z of legends
He's here, he's there, he's...
The cost of Premier League away travel
Nike CR7 IX for you
FourFourTwo is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media & FourFourTwo is part of Haymarket Sport
| International Licensing | © Haymarket Media Group 2010