Poyet sacked by Real Betis

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet has been sacked as Real Betis boss after just four months in charge of the La Liga outfit.

Poyet was appointed by Betis in May, but they have taken just 11 points from 11 games this season, leaving them two points above the relegation zone.

Supporters had threatened to boycott games if Poyet was not relieved from his duties after a miserable run of recent results – including a 6-1 home thrashing to Real Madrid – and the club hierarchy have now decided to act.

Ex-Real midfielder Victor Sanchez has already been appointed as a successor to Poyet after being dismissed by Olympiakos following a two-month spell earlier this year.

Poyet’s firing brings a swift end to his first appointment in Spanish football after he had enjoyed spells in charge of Brighton, Sunderland and Greek outfit AEK Athens.