Pepe Mel has agreed a three-year extension to his current contract at Real Betis, committing himself as Coach until June 2017.
Both Mel and the club had commented previously in the season that talks over a new deal for the 50-year-old were in the pipeline, with it speculated that a long-term deal was being considered.
On from this weekend having taken Los Beticos into the Europa League in just their second season back in the Primera Division, Mel has seen his renewal confirmed today.
“It is not normal for a club to bet on a Coach like this,” commented Mel to reporters today, on his extension from through to June 2017.
“I believe we are doing things slowly but with common sense. The fact that they have offered me a contract until 2017 indicates their confidence in me.
“This has been done gradually, as it should have been. The League has ended well and the who club as one should celebrate this achievement.
“The only difference now is that my work ends in 2017 instead of 2014. Betis have made the effort and think I deserve it, that will not be forgotten.
“Betis can reach modernity in 2017 and I see this project growing, with me as one of the fathers of the sporting aspect. Betis are trying to adapt to what they need.
“The future? In 2010 I said that my dream was to be in Europe with Betis and there was laughter. My dream now is to win a title with Real Betis and to reach the Champions League.
“Ambition does not cost money.
“The layout of the club is to have the best possible team and my challenge from July 4 is to get the most I can out of the players. We will have three competitions to play in.”