On the way

Diego Simeone will manage his last game as River Plate boss this Sunday against Huracán, after admitting in the wake of another spectacular continental elimination, and the worst start to a season in the club's history, that he can't stay until December. Simeone told the River directors of his decision after Thursday night's match against... Continue Reading →

Argentina’s new boss: who will it be?

Julio Grondona returns, on Monday, from a FIFA congress in Zurich. When he flew out to Switzerland last week he told the press that the 27th, when he returned, would be the day on which he would be announcing the new manager of the Argentine senior men's national team. The commonly held view is that... Continue Reading →

Palermo’s heir?

Lucas Viatri had hardly had a sniff of anything in the superclásico, but popped up in the 60th minute to decide the match all the same in a manner the great Martín Palermo, looking on, would have been proud of. The goal came after Boca had been reduced to ten men through the sending-off of... Continue Reading →

Basile resigns

Breaking news from the AFA: Alfio Basile has met with AFA bigwigs, and TN are reporting as I type that he's resigned from his post in charge of the selección. Olympic coach Sergio Batista, River Plate manager Diego Simeone, and San Lorenzo boss Miguel Angel Russo are the early favourites to replace him. 'He had... Continue Reading →

Where are the champions?

The fallout from the clásico against San Lorenzo on Sunday is beginning to die down in Núñez now, after two days of bitter attacks on Cuervo defender Sebastián Méndez for his horrific attempt to snap Radamel Falcao García in two at the end of the match. Now, though, manager Diego Simeone has to look forward to the... Continue Reading →

Ortega stays with River

The latest complicated chapter in the saga of Ariel Ortega's turbulent time at River Plate has seemingly come to an end after the playmaker agreed to remain at the club for another year, until the end of his contract in June 2009. Many had thought El Burrito would be making his way to Estudiantes after his recent bust-up... Continue Reading →

¡River Campeón!

It took a lot of digging deep in Sunday's match against a spirited and highly motivated Olimpo, but after four long years River Plate are finally able to call themselves champions of Argentina again. Thanks to a stellar performance from young gun Diego Buonanotte, Diego Simeone's side claimed the club's 33rd professional league title, beating the... Continue Reading →

Position vacant

Ramón Díaz will leave his post at San Lorenzo when the Torneo Clausura ends, it was confirmed on Wednesday. The dispute between manager, squad and directors was too much for the club's heirarchy to work round, and Díaz, who won last year's Torneo Clausura in his first campaign with the club, will leave in June.... Continue Reading →

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