Paco Chaparro is set to take charge of the Real Betis first team after Hector Cuper's dismissal last night.

The Betis board chose to act immediately after their 2-0 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid. After a two-and-a-half hour meeting at the stadium, it was agreed that Cuper had to be dismissed.

Chaparro, who has been in charge of Betis B this season, will take training this morning. He is expected to be confirmed as head coach to the end of this season.