After his departure just over two months ago from Platense, after achieving runners-up in the last League Cup, and after his failed arrival at Boca when Juan Román Riquelme won the elections, Martin Palermo He is very close to becoming the new coach of Olimpia, from Paraguay.
In the last days, Olympia fired Francisco Arce, which was since the middle of last year. In 2023, Chiqui failed to get Olimpia into the Libertadores and the start of the current tournament was not ideal – although not that bad either – with one win, two draws and one defeat.
While Aureliano Torres led the team on an interim basis last night, the leadership of the Paraguayan cast moved forward to hire Martin Palermo, who would thus have his first experience in Paraguay, after having directed in Chile (Unión Española and Curicó) and Mexico (Pachuca). In Argentina he also managed Arsenal, Godoy Cruz and Aldosivi, before his last spell in Platense.
Martín Palermo could become the new coach of Olimpia de Paraguay
After the 1-1 draw against Juan León Mallorquín’s General Caballero, Olimpia’s idea is to resolve the arrival of the new coach as soon as possible because next weekend the classic will be played against Cerro Porteño -at home- and the leadership wants Let that be the debut for the brand new DT.
“The negotiations are advanced and only a few details remain,” reported the leadership of the Paraguayan club.
This season, Titán, in addition to playing in the Paraguayan League, in which Olimpia is currently in 6th place with 6 points in five appearances, will also have competition at the international level, since they are classified for the preliminary phase of the Cup Conmebol Sudamericana.
If he manages to qualify for the group stage of this continental competition, Palermo could face Boca, a club he was close to directing if Andrés Ibarra won the elections, since they could coincide either in the groups or in the elimination phase.
On the other hand, if he takes over as coach, he will direct a Boca executioner, such as the striker. Lucas Pratto, who came to the club in this transfer market with the pass in his possession and who on the last date, in what was the 1-1 draw against General Caballero, was a starter and scored the only goal for his team.
In his last experience as a coach, Palermo He directed a total of 46 games, in which he achieved 15 victories, 15 draws and 16 losses, achieving 43.48% of the possible points and leading Calamar to runners-up in the Professional League Cup.
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