Manuel Pellegrini is to take over as manager of Real Betis next season, the Spanish club have announced.

The former Manchester City, West Ham and Real Madrid boss will succeed Rubi, who was sacked by the La Liga outfit last week, as full-time coach.

The 66-year-old Chilean, who has been out of the game since leaving West Ham last December, has agreed a three-year deal at the Benito Villamarin Stadium.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Real Betis have signed the Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini to lead the team from next season.