Antonio Cordón, new Real Betis director of football

This globally renowned professional joins the Green and White board

Real Betis Balompié has signed Antonio Cordón as the Club's new director of football until June of 2024. Antonio Cordón Ruiz (Badajoz, Spain, 1963) has developed his entire career around sports. He is a physical education teacher and football coach. He also holds an International Masters Degree in Sports Law and Management by the ISDE. He began his career in top-flight football as a scout for Villarreal CF. He was the coordinator of the football area, the Youth teams and, later, became director of football. During this time, the era of biggest success was with Manuel Pellegrini as head coach.

In 2016, he was signed as director of football at AS Monaco. With him in charge, the team from the Principality won the Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals, generating a increased value of the squad.

One and a half years later, he joined Hope Group as CEO. To this holding with Chinese capital belong Granada CF, Parma Calcio, CD Tondela and Chongqing Dangdai Lifan. Cordón achieved significant sporting successes in these counties.

In January of 2020, he was signed as director of football by the Ecuadorian Football Federation. He terminated his contract on the 3rd of July due to the current situation generated by the pandemic. Two weeks later, the conversations with Real Betis began and the deal was closed a few hours ago.

The new Green and White director of football is known for his deep knowledge of the football market and developing footballers. He has not just achieved sporting success in all his clubs, but he has also created important capital gains that have come with sporting and institutional growth in all these places.

With this important signing, the administration board at Real Betis aims to establish the best possible structure for the football department.