In Bed With Maradona again

My latest post at In Bed With Maradona, examining some of the peculiar things said by managers in the last few days (in particular River Plate's Ángel Cappa, Boca Juniors' Claudio Borghi, and Banfield's Julio César Falcioni) is online now. You can read it right here.

A clarification from Claudio Borghi

Claudio Borghi said some words earlier in the week which were universally interpreted by the Argentine press as meaning he'd stand down in the event that Boca Juniors fail to win on Sunday against Vélez Sarsfield. He's now been up in front of the press to insist that that wasn't strictly what he meant. 'I... Continue Reading →

Borghi unveiled at Argentinos

Argentinos Juniors' 3-2 loss away to Estudiantes on Saturday saw manager Claudio Vivas resign his charge, and there was no waiting around to see who would replace him - on Monday Claudio Borghi, former Argentinos playing favourite, was unveiled. Argentinos become Borghi's second Argentine club as a manager after his spell last year with Independiente.... Continue Reading →

Borghi caught in a storm

Independiente find themselves managerless on Sunday evening after losing by a single goal to Huracán in Argentinos' stadium. Claudio Borghi, who's overseen just two wins so far in the Apertura, and three consecutive defeats after the loss today to Leandro Díaz's brilliant overhead kick, stood down from his post after the match, telling reporters; 'after... Continue Reading →

At the death

Independiente's poor start to the season continues, whilst for Racing, the next fixture might just be looked upon with a little more optimism. El Rojo were leading as the away team in El Cilindro thanks to a Daniel Montenegro strike five minutes before the break, but as the match looked like it was dying, with... Continue Reading →

Independiente show the faith

Stand-in Independiente manager Miguel Santoro saw his future replacement unveiled earlier in the week, when Claudio Borghi was presented to the media, but made it clear on Thursday that, for the moment, he wasn't for shifting. Santoro announced he wouldn't be standing down voluntarily until June (which is in any case the earliest Borghi can... Continue Reading →

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