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Who is Real Betis manager Rubi?
Rubi was born in Vilassar de Mar on 5 February 1970. He was appointed by Real Betis in June 2019 after the club paid his release clause at Espanyol. Rubi previously played football on the wing for Spanish clubs such as Espanyol’s reserve team, Terrassa and Manlleu.
Rubi came through the youth academy of Vilassar Mar before breaking into the first team in 1989. He failed to make a competitive appearance for Vilassar Mar as he moved on to Manlleu in 1992. He made 76 competitive appearances for Manlleu and scored 9 goals in the 2 seasons he spent at the club. He then had a short stint as Espanyol in their reserve team for a year before joining Hospitalet in 1995. He made 38 appearances for the club and scored 9 goals in his single year at the club as he moved on to Pontevedra in 1996. He then had a year at Terrassa in the 1997-1998 season before retiring.
After Rubi retired in 1998, he came back to football in 2001 as he took the managerial job Vilassar Mar where he worked for 2 years. He joined Hospitalet in 2003 and then Sabadell in 2004 before joining Espanyol as their reserve team manager in 2005. Whilst at Espanyol, he gained promotion with the reserve team in 2006 to the Spanish third division. He joined Ibiza Eivissa in 2008 where he failed to last a full season before joining Benidorm CF in 2009.
In June 2012, Girona FC appointed Rubi as their permanent manager after being part of the backroom staff in the previous years. He took the side to the playoffs but failed to gain promotion which was their best season in the history of the club. Rubi joined the backroom staff of FC Barcelona in June 2013 for a short period of time before joining Valladolid in June 2014. Rubi then had short spells at Levante, Sporting Gijón, Huesca and Espanyol where he gained Huesca’s first ever promotion to La Liga. Rubi was appointed as manager of Real Betis in June 2019 after the club paid his release clause from Espanyol. This season, Rubi will have to improve on last season’s results which could be difficult without midfield playmaker Giovani Lo Celso. However, the club has brought in signings such as Lyon’s Nabil Fekir who will strengthen the club in the long run.