The Newell’s Old Boys announced this Sunday that the new coach of his first team is Germán ‘Mono’ Burgos, who will thus begin his career as head coach after leaving in July of last year to be the Diego Simeone’s assistant at Atlético de Madrid. The ‘Mono’ will sign its contractual relationship with the Rosario entity until December of this year, with the option to renew for one more season if there is an agreement from both parties
“From the beginning of the talks, the renowned goalkeeper of the National Team was interested in the integral project of our institution and contributed much on his part to finally finalize the agreement and take on the challenge of directing Leprosy,” reported Newell’s it’s a statement.
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According to sources from the club told Efe, the arrival of Burgos to Rosario is expected on Monday and that on Tuesday afternoon he will conduct his first practice at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium ahead of his debut next Friday against Unión de Santa Fe at home. .
Burgos replaces Frank Darío Kudelka in office, which this Saturday closed its cycle with a resounding 4-0 defeat against Defensa y Justicia, on the fifth day of the Professional Football League Cup.
The Rosario team travels through the bottom of Group B of the contest with a point of 12 possible, the product of a draw and four defeats, in a year in which Newell’s Old Boys will have elections.
Maxi Rodríguez, captain in his forties
In the squad of the rojinegro team, Burgos will meet another Atlético benchmark such as Maxi Rodriguez, who at 40 is the captain and emblem of a team that also includes Ignacio Scocco, Santiago Gentilletti, Cristian Lema, Fernando Belluschi, Pablo Pérez, Mauro Formica and Jonathan Cristaldo, among others.
After 238 days since his emotional farewell to Atlético de Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano, the ‘Mono’ found the club to start that “solo path” on his return to Argentina, where He was a player for Ferro Carril Oeste and River Plate before emigrating to Spain and defending the colors of Majorca Y Atlético de Madrid.
With Cholo since 2011
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After his retirement he was a sports commentator, participated in the ‘reality show’ ‘Football Cracks’ and then began his career as a coach at Carabanchel. In the summer of 2011 he joined the technical staff of the Racing club as Diego Simeone’s assistant and then he emigrated with ‘Cholo’ to Atlético in December of that same year.
“Welcome home, Monkey! A great Argentine soccer player joins the #LigaProfesional to lead Newell’s ”, says the welcome message from the Argentine League on his Twitter account.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.