Eduardo Berizzo To Manage Estudiantes

  • Live
1 Total Update since February 7, 2011
  • Updates 1
  • All Updates 1

Eduardo Berizzo To Manage Estudiantes

Eduardo Berizzo will start his coaching career at the top of Argentine club football. The 41-year-old former Argentine international defender has been named Alejandro Sabella's replacement at Estudiantes, the reigning champions in Argentina. Expected to officially start his tenure tomorrow, Berizo will have little time to settle in before making his Friday debut against Newell's Old Boys, the club he started his professional playing career at in 1988.

A former central defender, Berizzo spent parts of six years at Newell's before moving to Mexico in 1993, where he played with Atlas. Three years later he returned to Argentine with River Plate before moving to Marseille. He would end his professional career in Spain, playing with Celta de Vigo and Cádez before retiring in 2006. Along the way, Berizzo made 13 appearances with the Albiceleste, making two Copa America squads.

Since retiring from playing, Berizzo has worked as an assistant, most notably with Marcelo Bielsa in Chile. Now Berizzo will be tasked with taking a veteran Estudiantes side through this year's Copa Libertadores, with the team's Group 7 schedule starting next week in Brazil against Cruziero.

Estudiantes' coaching position was vacated last week when Sabella abruptly resigned, reportedly at odds with the club over the lack of reinforcements. Sabella, who won the 2009 Copa Libertadores with the club, had called for the club to add players both in attack and at the back.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.