San Lorenzo ratifies Leandro Romagnoli as coach

San Lorenzo ratifies Leandro Romagnoli as coach

The biggest winner in the club’s history as a Reserve player and coach since 2022, will have his chance to lead the first team, given the refusal of a series of coaches to accept the position.

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San Lorenzo ended the search for a coach after firing Rubén Darío Insúa last week andfinally the leadership made the determination that the definitive vacancy be occupied by another idol of the club: Leandro “Pipi” Romagnoli.

After the refusals of Luis Zubeldía and Gabriel Heinze, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Nicolás Larcamón and Ariel Holan, the “Cuervo” leadership held a virtual meeting with Juan Carlos Osorio, former coach of the Mexico and Paraguay national team) and another in person with Leandro Romagnoli, where the idol returned, expressed his desire to take office, considering that it was his time to do so after two interim terms, in 2020 and 2021.

The president of the club, Néstor Moretti, and the person in charge of professional football, Néstor Ortigoza They met and finally decided to bet on “Pipi”, top winner in club history who was in charge of the Reserve since the beginning of 2022.

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The reserve coach and one of the club's idols will continue to lead the San Lorenzo First Team.

The reserve coach and one of the club’s idols will continue to lead the San Lorenzo First Team.


Romagnoli’s debut as official coach will be next Wednesday, when San Lorenzo visits Liverpool at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo for the third date of the Libertadores Cup; a more than transcendental duel to keep Ciclón’s aspirations alive in the highest international competition.

15 coaches spent 9 seasons in San Lorenzo, with an average duration of 7.2 months each.

Departure on bad terms

President Marcelo Moretti, publicly supported Insua in February and last March, promising that he would fulfill the contract and that the coach would complete his two-year relationship under his management. However, the coach was fired after directing 99 games during his second cycle at the club.

Although “Gallego” had the support of the people of San Lorenzo, the results and performance were not good and the 2-0 defeat against Independiente del Valle in Ecuador for the Cup was the trigger for the request for resignation from Insua. The DT did not want to leave and his departure was on bad terms.

Faced with so many refusals from other technicians to take the position, the leadership decided on someone from the house, who knew how to perform as sports director in the management of Marcelo Tinelli and Matías Lammens – highly criticized by Moretti in his campaign and in his first months of administration – and which already has some distance in reserve: with 92 digirigio games, 39 wins, 21 draws, 32 falls, with 50% efficiency in points (138 of 276).

Source: Ambito

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