The World Cup in Qatar does not stop giving joy to Lionel Scaloni. As a new recognition of his management, the coach of the Argentine National Team was chosen as the best coach in South America in the traditional vote carried out by the Uruguayan newspaper El País.
The man from Santa Fe received 107 votes and took a wide advantage over the Portuguese Abel Ferreira, coach of Palmeiras, who obtained 35 supporters and finished second. The winner of FIFA’s “The Best” award as the best coach in the world in 2022 was also distinguished by the 218 journalists who participated in the 37th. edition of the traditional survey “America responds to El País”.
The young Argentine DT Martín Anselmi, brand new champion of the South American Cup Winners’ Cup with Independiente del Valle, from Ecuador, received 20 votes and Marcelo Gallardo had seven. Gustavo Alfaro also received two votes for his work in the Ecuadorian team, while Gustavo Quinteros and Hugo Ibarra added one.
For his part, Julián Álvarez, who had won the “King of America” award for best soccer player in the last edition, was in third place and was surpassed by two Flamengo players, the Uruguayan Giorgian De Arrascaeta and the Brazilian Pedro, who won with 68 votes.