Pier: from his mess with Lopera to put Betis’ salvation on track

first_imgPier Cherubino has managed to change the face of the Betis Females, team that manages since January. The former player of the Sevillian club appeared as a ray of hope for the Andalusian fans and he has managed to fulfill his mission in his first steps as a Verdiblanco coach: taking the team out of relegation. Pier, who had already earned the affection of the Betis, wins again in the club in which he amazed as a player and in which he left an anecdote in court with his former president Manuel Ruíz de Lopera.The story goes back to the season 1994-95, when Pier was transferred by Tenerife to Sporting de Gijón. The Asturian club included a clause by which the former striker had to pay 300 million pesetas, which were reduced to 150 later, if a return to Tenerife was a bridge to go to another team. This ended up happening, Betis being its new destination. So, Lopera verbally committed to Pier, with the presence of his lawyer, the president of Tenerife or the player’s representative, among other people, that he would take care of everything, but then he washed his hands. The former player had to pay 150 million to Sporting and filed a lawsuit against Lopera.The sentence proved him right, because Pier had numerous witnesses to what happened, and Lopera, who tried to use the name of Betis in this war between the two, had to pay this amount to a Pier, that marks this event as the only negative point of his time at the Verdiblanco club, in which feel the colors again like the first day.last_img read more