Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter as Gus Poyet agrees Real Betis deal instead

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Gus Poyet had been linked to Nottingham Forest but will now manage Real Betis.

Nottingham Forest's pursuit of Gus Poyet hit a dead end last night as the Uruguayan was appointed as manager of Spanish side Real Betis.

Poyet was listed with SkyBet as the bookies favourite for the Forest job until last night, listed at 8/15 on.

Real Betis announced on their official website that Poyet has agreed a two-year deal to manage the club and will be presented to the press on Wednesday.

The Mirror reported last month that Poyet was Forest's top managerial target, and speculation increased after he resigned from his post at Greek side AEK Athens.

The next favourite for the Forest job with the bookies is Leeds United head coach Steve Evans, listed at 5/2. Martin O'Neill has drifted out to 7/1.

Dougie Freedman was fired by Forest in mid-March and replaced with interim manager Paul Williams, but results have barely been good enough and a permanent boss and sense of direction is urgently needed.

Poyet taking the job at Betis at least rules him out and now Forest can concentrate their efforts on other targets.

Fans are understandably growing concerned at the time spent making the next appointment. Here is a look at how they responded to the news Poyet is a no-go...

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