Betis name new President

Miguel Guillen has stepped down as President of Real Betis with Manuel Domiguez Platas taking over.

Guillen announced his resignation at the start of the club’s EGM and said he takes responsibility for the club’s disappointing League campaign, Marca has reported.

“I announce an irrevocable decision not to continue as President or as a director, at the request of some of those responsible with whom I have had the honour of forming a board of directors,” Guillen said.

“I leave with full responsibility for everything that happens between now and the end of the season. Please, nobody give up Betis for dead.”

Platas Dominguez was formerly secretary of the board and the board itself has three new members – Francisco Estapa, Diego Garcia Leon and Thomas Solano.

Fernando Casas Pascual has been named as Vice-president, replacing Pablo Gomez Falcon, who also resigned.

“I would ask all our fans to support [the new President],” Guillen added.

“Please, put aside individual issues and focus on the needs of the club. We need everyone rowing in the same direction.”

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