BetisTOSecond technician in Verdiblanca history faster to achieve them after O'Connell
Your average points per game, at the level of the best green-and-white coaches
ANDThe sports vice president of Betis, Lorenzo Serra Ferrer, denied last Monday in a television interview that Setin's future on the verdiblanco bench had been debated in the club's Sports Commission. Postpone the evaluation of the performance of each and every one of the professionals of the first team at the end of the season. But nevertheless,the noise around Quique's suitability to lead the battleship has gone 'in crescendo', especially in recent months.
The unexpected elimination of the Europa League against Rennes, the disappointment that meant staying out of Villamarn's final cup or the poor run of league results in 2019 ended up placing Santander in a delicate position. Even thougha quick review of his numbers as coach of Betis is enough to prove that his statistics and achievements in Helipolis collide with the doubts that his figure causesin part of the hobby.
Last Sunday, with the victory against Villarreal,Setin became the seventh coach in the history of Betis to reach 30 wins in First Division and in the second fastest he succeeds. It has only needed 69 games, surpassing myths of the Andalusian bench as Serra Ferrer (70 games), Luis Cid Carriega (70), Rafael Iriondo (72), Pepe Mel (80) or Ferenc Szusza (93).
The only bic technician who arrived before Quique to the three dozen victories in the highest category of Spanish football was Patrick O'Connell, coach of the Betis league team in the season 1934-35. Don Patricio, as he is popularly known in Seville, is also the only one with a higher percentage of wins than Setin among the technicians who have led the Verdiblanco team in 50 or more matches in the First Division.
Setin has won 43.48% of his encounters with Betis in LaLiga, for the 51.72% that O'Connell signed more than eight decades ago. And the main one that can be put in these figures is the need to balance the balance of results better, reducing the number of losses with more draws. A way to rescue several points each year that can be decisive to achieve the objectives.
WhyIf we extrapolate the current system of three points for victory and one for a draw, Setin is also among the best club technicians.. Slo O'Connell offers figures almost unattainable, with 1.72 points per game. But the average of 1.49 of Quique does not have much to envy to those of Juande (1.55), Serra (1.53), Vctor Fernndez (1.51) or Carriega (1.50), easily surpassing Iriondo (1,39), Szusza (1,31) or Mel (1,20), among others.
Setin has made mistakes, no doubt about it. Of approach, in the selection of players, in the planning or even in their statements, sometimes unnecessarily political. But do not forget thathas in his hands to become the only technician in the history of Betis to qualify in two consecutive seasons the team to play European competitionsor that with him at the front Betis returned this year to a semi-final cup that he had not stepped on for three decades.
Starring memorable games against opponents such as Bara, Real Madrid, Atltico, Sevilla or Milan, enjoying the full support of the tough core of the dressing room or being an important attraction to attract relevant players to the project adds to their favor.But the figures are your best guarantee. The numbers do not lie to a level of demand possibly misunderstood.
To the figures of Setin at the head of Betis, at the level of those achieved by the best technicians in the history of the club, they also join their results in the derbies. Since his arrival at the club, a year and a half ago,he has faced three times against the eternal verdiblanco rival, with two wins and one draw. Unbeaten against Sevilla, he also scored the biggest win in the history of Betis in his visits to Ramn Snchez-Pizjun, with the 3-5 of something more than a year ago. Saturday seek to prolong the streak.