Romagnoli took over in San Lorenzo and aimed for the Libertadores: “As in 2014, you have to dream”

Romagnoli took over in San Lorenzo and aimed for the Libertadores: “As in 2014, you have to dream”

The former coach of the reserve San Lorenzo Leandro Romagnoli was presented today as the new technical director of the “Ciclón” first team after the departure of Ruben Insua.

Accompanied by the president of the club, Marcelo Morettiand the person in charge of soccer professional, Nestor Ortigoza“Pipi” was made official as the new coach of San Lorenzo: “It is a unique opportunity for me. Since I took over last week I have spoken with both Marcelo and Néstor. It is a pride for me to take charge of this team. From the moment they offered me I said yes.”held.

“I always said that I was not in a hurry. It was time, the time came. I am happy, happy. We have to live up to a club as big as San Lorenzo. We have to work every day and put the club at the top,” added the 43-year-old technical director.

Romagnoli will debut next Tuesday in the visit to Liverpool of Uruguay for the third date of the Group of the Libertadores Cupa trophy that was always elusive to the “Ciclón” but that he himself as captain was able to bring to Boedo in 2014.

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Regarding this competition, in which San Lorenzo did not start well with a draw and a defeat, the Under 20 world champion in 2001 with the Argentine National Team declared: “Who would have imagined in 2014 that we were going to lift the Cup. This time we didn’t get off to a good start either and we hope to improve. As Patón said: You have to dream”.

“I am aware of what I am at stake. I put the “idol” sign on the table. Since I decided to be a coach and my dream was to direct San Lorenzo, I knew that this was going to be put into play.” He arrived after Rubén, he “He gave a lot to the club, a great person,” added the former midfielder.

For his part, Moretti highlighted the enthusiasm that Romagnoli had for taking charge of the first team: “We noticed his desire, we believe he is the right person to begin a sporting path different from the one we started. Winning in Uruguay and at home for the Cup , are the objectives that we set for ourselves in the short term.”

“There were only two technicians who told us no. That was not how it was said in the media that no one wanted to come. Many wanted to come, but we opted for Pipi, they know 60% of the squad. They have a more modern preparation, not like other technicians” added the president about the search for Insua’s replacement.

Finally, the Sanlorencista president referred, precisely, to the previous coach with whom an economic agreement was not reached due to the termination of his contract: “We are going to come to an agreement with Rubén. We will be eternally grateful to him, he is one of the home, he got us out of a very difficult moment. The sporting results did not accompany him, in another football in the world he left earlier.”

Source: Ambito

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