Setien: I am staying at Betis

Real Betis Coach Quique Setien has ruled out a move to the Spain national team and insisted ‘I have a contract at Betis’.

The Coach was widely lauded for guiding the Seville-based club to the top six last season while he also previously impressed at Las Palmas.

Julen Lopetegui was sacked by Spain on the eve of the World Cup while Fernando Hierro has temporarily taken the reins for the tournament.

“It was never in my mind to leave Betis,” Setien is cited as saying by ABC de Sevilla.

“I would very much like to be the Coach of the national team one day, but now is not the time for those thoughts.

“I received a lot of messages questioning me on the future but the reality is that the RFEF did not even call me.

“It is very easy to say this of course but the truth is I had never any intention of leaving Betis.

“I have a contract at Betis and a strong relationship, I am not afraid to stay for a long time at a club – I spent six years at Lugo despite having better offers from other clubs.

“While I have a contract at Betis, I am not going anywhere by my own decision.”

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