Miguel Micó, fed up of a board who effectively decimated his first team squad in January, and then told him to acheive survival anyway, has quit his job as Racing manager. He’s been replaced by Claudio Cristofanelli, a youth-team coach and former player for the club. In Boedo, meanwhile, Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro are celebrating 100 years of existence.
Cristofanelli probably isn’t the fans’ choice for their new manager, but he should prove as able an interim coach as any they could have attracted in the short term – he’s managed the fifth and sixth teams of the club and won titles at those levels. He’ll also no doubt benefit from a bit of fan nostalgia on the part of many, having played 217 matches for the first team in midfield. He replaces Micó after the latter left following a talk with his wife which convinced him it wasn’t worth the stress of continuing any longer in charge of a sinking ship.
San Lorenzo, though, have had a slightly better day. They’re having a big party and no doubt there’s a lot of cake for all the former greats gathered at the centenary bash for one of Argentina’s ‘Big Five’ clubs… but whilst it merits a mention, it’s not really very interesting to write or read about a bunch of middle-aged and old men patting each other on the back, is it?