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Sebastián Méndez is the new coach of Newell’s

Sebastián Méndez is the new coach of Newell’s
Sebastián Méndez is the new coach of Newell’s

After Larriera’s departure, Newell’s managers began the search for a new coach and Méndez was finally chosen.

Newell’s has a new DT. After departure and Mauricio Larriera, Lepra fell 2-0 against Instituto in the Professional League, the third defeat in the last games, they were 19th in the table, and their players were booed at the Coloso Marcelo Bielsa. To try to calm the waters, after several comings and goings, the leadership of the Rosario team reached an agreement with Sebastian Mendez.

After Larriera’s departure, Newell’s managers began the search for a new coach. First of all they sounded Julio Vaccari, Sebastian Becaccece and Alfredo Berti, but none of the three came to fruition. After the tough defeat against Instituto in Rosario, the team from the province of Santa Fe contacted Javier Sanguinetti y Méndez. Finally, he chose the 46-year-old former center back over the former Banfield full-back. His contract would be until the end of 2025.

Who is Sebastian Mendez?

Méndez will return to leading a team after six months. After his time at Vélez, where he saved Fortín from relegation, Gallego decided to resign from his position last December due to the mental exhaustion caused by the fight to remain with the team he loves and took a long vacation. According to the information, The former San Lorenzo and Celta de Vigo footballer, among others, will begin his cycle in the Rosario team on Monday with the start of the preseason.

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Sebastián Mendez's passage through multiple teams

Sebastián Mendez’s passage through multiple teams

The native of Buenos Aires He had experiences in different South American soccer leagues, something that seduced the leadership of Leprosy. El Gallego began leading San Lorenzo in 2010, then coached in Banfield, Atlanta, Platense, Gimnasia de Jujuy, Godoy Cruz, Belgrano, Unión and Vélez. Besides, He was Diego Armando Maradona’s assistant in Gimnasia (2019) while at the international level, he was in charge of Palestino, Tijuana and Deportivo Cúcuta.

Méndez comes from a good time at Vélez, where he spent just over six months, managed to save Fortín from relegation and coached 21 games. in which he obtained 51.67% effectiveness, the result of 8 wins, 8 draws and only 5 losses. A little less than a month ago he had been sought by San Lorenzo, although he never received a formal offer.

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