Lanús announced the return of Jorge Almirón

Between toasts and rockets, Lanús surprised with the announcement of the return of Jorge Almirón as coach of the first team after the departure of Luis Zubeldia. “It’s official! We have DT for 2022. Jorge Francisco Almirón returns to Granate,” the club posted on its Twitter account in the first minutes of Christmas.

“Good evening to all garnets, I want to wish you a very merry Christmas, I hope we all have an excellent 2022 together. See you soon in La Fortaleza, cheers, “said DT. in an institutional video.

The departure of Zubeldia after three years in office, announced some dates before the end of the Professional League, caused uncertainty in the fans, since the end of the cycle of Nicolás Russo as president also took place, replaced by Luis María Chebel, one of its historical hillsides and son of the historical Emilio Chebel, garnet boss between 1994 and 2000.

But the mystery did not last long, Almirón sealed his return to the south of Buenos Aires after his unforgettable step in 2016 and 2017, a campaign that had as its peak the runner-up in the Libertadores during its second year, remembered contest in which he eliminated Marcelo Gallardo’s River in the semifinals after being 0-3 down on aggregate and where he ended up falling in the definition with Gremio, from Brazil, by a total of 1-3.

Like little, in his first year he added three titles: the short championship of the First Division (beat San Lorenzo de Pablo Guede 4-0 in the final), Argentine Super Cup (3-0 over River de Gallardo) and Bicentennial Cup (1-0 against Racing de Facundo Sava).

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Almirón, 50, continued his career in Atlético Nacional, from Colombia (2018), had a bad step by San Lorenzo (2018/19), emigrated to the Al-Shabab from Saudi Arabia (2019), and finally tried his luck in Spain, with Elche (2020/21). Now, in 2022, it will be the turn to meet up with old acquaintances such as José Sand and Lautaro Acosta.


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