West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel has not ruled out a return to Real Betis and admitted that he still feels very close to the club he used to play for and manage.

Mel took over at the Hawthorns in January but has struggled in his first stint in English football, only amassing one league victory since taking over at the club. West Brom are just one place above the drop zone with just seven league games left. His former club Real Betis are in an even tougher situation as they are rooted to the bottom of La Liga, eight points away from safety.

The Spaniard has admitted that his heart is still at his former club, and has wished them all the best in their attempts for survival while failing to rule out a return to Betis in the future. “Return to Betis? I am not sure. I suppose they are thinking more about how to beat Barcelona,” Mel said to SportYou, before mentioning that he feels “so close but also very far”.
He closed by stating his passion for the Andalusian club: “It’s my club and everybody knows it. ”Watch Chelsea v Stoke on Saturday and Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday.