Being a DT in Argentina is a high-risk job, it is known. The demand for immediate results, the impatience of the fans, the impossibility -many times- of fulfilling the goals of the cranial soccer project -product of poor leadership management-, among other causes, lead to the position of coach in the Argentine soccer is an unhealthy and very unstable task. A real meat grinder. Thus, with just nine dates played in the Professional League, within an atypical calendar, seven coaches who had started the competition (at the end of the first semester) have already left their position. Let’s go over what happened to each one.
Leandro Somoza: Displeased with the leaders for lack of reinforcements, El Flaco, who had taken office in March of this year, slammed the door in Central after date two (one point so far in the tournament). Total, two wins, three draws (one for Copa Argentina, then went through penalties) and five losses. Carlos Tevez took over in his place. Somoza grabbed a few days ago in Aldosivi in Mar del Plata.
Somoza and Tevez in Mar del Plata (Telam).
Serge Rondina: After what was the defeat against Argentinos Juniors last Friday, Rondina -he had grabbed in September of last year- presented his resignation in an indeclinable way at the start of the week. He had three losses, two wins and just one draw in this tournament. As for your cycle, the Egg had 36 games, with ten wins, eleven equalities and 15 falls.
Rondina and Battaglia, weeks ago (Carroll).
Julius Falconi: the elimination of the Libertadores was the trigger for the Emperor’s departure to be consummated. He had replaced Eduardo Domínguez in January of this 2022. In the Professional League, Colón had added just five points out of 18. The tense relationship with the leaders, the lack of reinforcements and the poor results concluded in the game by mutual agreement. Balance? 30 games, with eight wins, twelve draws and ten losses.
Falcioni, out of Colon.
Sebastian Battaglia: broken the relationship with Riquelme and the Council after the elimination with Corinthians in the Cup -with the public complaint of the DT for lack of reinforcements-, Boca decided to fire the former midfielder, who had taken over the first team in August 2021, replacing to Miguel Angel Russo. In the Professional League, his team had collected nine units (two consecutive losses). He won two titles: Copa Argentina 2021 and Copa de la Liga 2022. total numbers? 55 games, 29 wins, 16 draws and ten losses.
Jorge Almiron: After being eliminated in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana by Independiente del Valle and assuring at a press conference that he would fight the situation, the Lanús leadership immediately fired the most successful coach in the club’s history. with three titles in just over eight months. After that glorious 2016 and 2017, where he was even a finalist in the Copa Libertadores, Almirón’s second cycle was quite poor: eight wins, 11 draws and ten losses in 29 games directed.
Almirón, out of Lanús (AP).
Eduardo Dominguez: displeased with the leadership for the transfer market, weaker results and a message that no longer reached some players, despite the request of the referents to continue, Barba decided to step aside after a meeting that held this Tuesday with the managers and Rolfi Montenegro, sports consultant. Domínguez won ten matches, drew nine and lost ten. He was eliminated from the League Cup and the South American Cup in the first phase, adds just seven points in the first seven dates of the Professional League and is still alive in the Copa Argentina after eliminating Central Norte de Salta on penalties and Atlético Tucumán 1-0. The reality marks that he never found the team despite having tried different tactical systems, names and strategies.
Dominguez resigned (Carroll).
Alfredo Berti: unexpectedly, the former midfielder submitted his resignation after the defeat against Estudiantes in La Plata. He had three falls in a row and, for this reason, decided to step aside. “It’s time to think about the shield, about the club, I took a lot of love for it and we have to let a new coaching staff put the team where it deserves,” he said after announcing his decision. He led Guapo in 21 games, with nine wins, four draws and eight losses. An effectiveness of 53%.
Berti submitted his resignation (Photo Barracas).