Former Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini was officially presented as the man to lead the new project at Real Betis on Monday.
The Chilean's appointment was announced after the Seville-based team sealed their place in La Liga for another season with a 3-0 win over Osasuna last week. He said: "It's a great group of players. The objective is to fight to be in Europe."
Martín Demichelis, who played under Pellegrini at Malaga, is expected to be part of the backroom staff.