Betis: Víctor Sánchez del Amo in for Gustavo Poyet

Poyet's departure as Real Betis head coach has been confirmed, with the ex-Deportivo La Coruña and Olympiakos boss taking over.

Betis: Víctor Sánchez del Amo in for Gustavo Poyet
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Former Deportivo La Coruña and Olympiakos boss Víctor Sánchez del Amo has replaced Gustavo Poyet as head coach of LaLiga side Real Betis.

Poyet parts company with Betis

Uruguayan Poyet, 48, leaves Betis just six months after his appointment, with the Seville-based outfit 14th in the Spanish top flight.

Los Verdiblancos have lost four of their last five games - including a 6-1 home thrashing by Real Madrid - leaving them two points off the relegation zone.

And Poyet's rising unpopularity with the club's fans saw supporters' association Gol Sur 1907 announce a boycott of all home fixtures while he remained at the helm.

Poyet endured a troubled tenure at Betis.

In a statement, Betis thanked the ex-Brighton, Sunderland and AEK Athens manager for his "effort and dedication" during his time at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.

Víctor beats host of candidates to job

Gregorio Manzano, Luis García, Míchel and Juan Ignacio Martínez were also spoken to, but Víctor, fired by Olympiakos in August after just six weeks, is the choice.