Poyet: I’ll prove myself with results

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Gus Poyet has described his decision to accept the managerial job at Real Betis as a 'simple' one and is confident that his results will speak for themselves.

Poyet, who was officially presented as Betis' new head coach at a press gathering on Wednesday, replaces Juan Merino at the helm.

The Uruguayan has a wealth of La Liga experience, having represented Real Zaragoza for a total of 239 matches.

This will be his first managerial stint in Spain, however, having gained the majority of his experience in England.

"When they called me about the Betis job it was a simple decision," Poyet told reporters.

"It's a pleasure to be here and I'll give my all for this club. From here on in I will prove myself with hard work and results, not words.

"The fans here deserve everything we can give them. They want a competitive team and that's what we are going to give them.

"I want a side that respects the ball, one that controls games and has character, and the more we have of the ball the more we will enjoy ourselves.

"From now on we must start planning, start working, and prove ourselves out there on the pitch."