Boca Juniors have appointed Jorge Almiron as their new coach, succeeding Hugo Ibarra who left the club recently. Almiron is a renowned former Argentine defender, and he will lead the reigning champions of Copa de la Liga and Liga Profesional. He was present in the stands on Sunday as Boca lost 2-1 to Colon, currently placing them at 12th spot in the Primera Division, with a deficit of 10 points from the league leaders River Plate.
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Boca fans welcomed their new coach with open arms as the team posted several pictures of Almiron in his first training session on Twitter with the caption, “Jorge Almiron, welcome home.”
✨ A new chapter begins. Welcome, Jorge Almiron! 💪💙💛💙 pic.twitter.com/kSMMqSHCAS
— Boca Juniors (@BocaJrsOficial) April 10, 2023
Almiron, who started his coaching career in the Mexican league, led teams such as Independiente and Lanus, winning several championships including Primera Division, Copa Bicentenario, and Supercopa Argentina in 2016. He also managed to reach the final of the 2017 Copa Libertadores, which he lost to Gremio. However, he was sacked from Elche last year due to unsatisfactory results in the Spanish LaLiga.
In their first Group F match of the Copa Libertadores, Boca drew 0-0 with Monagas on April 6.
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