Real Betis sack manager Quique Setien… just an hour after leading them to victory over Real Madrid
- Real Betis have sacked manager Quique Setien following the end of the season
- Betis finished the campaign with an impressive 2-0 away win over Real Madrid
- Just one hour after the Bernabeu victory Betis parted ways with the 60-year-old
- Setien became the first manager to get away wins in Madrid and Barcelona
Real Betis have sacked manager Quique Setien in the immediate aftermath of their final day victory over La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Setien guided his side to an impressive 2-0 victory over Zinedine Zidane‘s men at the Santiago Bernabeu, to cap off the campaign on a high and confirm a mid-table finish in 10th.
Goals from Loren Moron and Jese helped Betis to a memorable win, though within an hour of the final whistle the club had issued a statement confirming that they and Setien would be parting ways.
Real Betis sacked manager Quique Setien in the immediate aftermath of beating Real Madrid
Betis pulled off a memorable 2-0 victory at the Bernabeu to end the La Liga season on a high
‘Real Betis and their coach, Quique Setien, have decided that the Spaniard will not continue leading the first team from Verdiblanco next season,’ said the club in an official statement.
‘In the last two years Setien has taken Real Betis back to European competition, significantly increased the value of the Verdiblanca squad, helped to boost the role of the youth academy and achieved great value wins that will go down in the history of Real Betis.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was left with his head in his hands following the final day defeat
Setien became the first manager to get away wins against Madrid and Barcelona in one season
‘For this reason, the club wishes to thank Setien and his technical staff for the work carried out during these two years, in which they have contributed to the sporting growth and stability of the entity, and wish them the best in their personal and professional future,’ the statement concluded.
During the season Setien set a new La Liga record, in becoming the first manager to achieve away victories against both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the same season.
Back in November, Betis played out a thriller at the Nou Camp against reigning champions Barca, pulling off a 4-3 win during an action-packed seven goal thriller.
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