Next Match: at home to Rayo Vallecano, December 01
Europe: UEFA Europa League (Group I)
Real Betis director Rafael Gordillo has insisted that coach Pepe Mel's job is not on the line, despite the club losing 4-0 to local rivals Sevilla, a result which leaves them bottom of the Primera Division table. "For me, Mel is not playing for his job, definitely not," Gordillo told reporters. "He still has a long time left with us and we have to all be behind him. The board and the fans, who hold him very dearly, have all shown their support. We all want things to improve so the team can get out of this situation as soon as possible." He added: "His status hasn't weakened, it's the same as before. We have been in this situation before. We believe in him. We have shown faith in him in difficult times, and this is another difficult time. But the fans and the board are all behind our coach."