Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Torrente Stepped Down..

Ok, I really need to pay more attention. Javier Torrente stepped down from the coaching position at Newell's Old Boys after the 1-1 home draw against Godoy Cruz. The intervening 2-0 loss to Banfield on the road saw the team under a caretaker manager. Sigh. This is what happens when I have too many other things going on in my life.

As of yesterday La Lepra have announced the signing of a new coach, Diego Cagna. After early success leading Tigre, Cagna's coaching career has been far from impressive, seeing Tigre to a bottom of the table 8 point 2009 Apetura. He then went to Colo-Colo in Chile, finishing the 2010 Chilean title in second after having lead the standings by as much as 7 points.

Joining Newell's at this juncture leaves Cagna with a daunting task. The team needs to turn around and start winning, or next season we will be fighting a relegation battle. Considering that Rosario Central are looking like they may just make a return to the top flight by the end of this season, I am envisioning a nightmare season next year if we do not start turning things around now.

Good luck, Cagna, our hopes and prayers lay firmly on your shoulders.

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