Betis president resigns with team facing drop


SEVILLA, Spain (AP) -- Real Betis says Miguel Guillen has stepped down as president of the struggling Spanish club and will soon be replaced.

Guillen announced his resignation at Saturday's shareholder meeting. The club says a new president will be named "in the coming hours."

Guillen took over the Andalusian club in 2011.

He says "there are a number of groups that are asking for me to leave, and that is what I am doing."

Betis is in last place in the Spanish league, seven points from safety with eight games to play.