San Lorenzo already chose. Marcelo Tinelli and the Technical Secretariat did not give many laps when deciding the successor of Mariano Soso. The name indicated is that of an old acquaintance: Néstor Raúl Gorosito. The operation to repatriate him has already started and in these hours there could be a definition.
Pipo He assumed in Olimpia de Paraguay in the second half of 2020 and was champion of the Clausura Paraguayan soccer tournament. But faced with the possibility of returning to Boedo, a club in which he was a true symbol with the 10 on his back in his time as an elegant player and in which he also had his time as a coach in 2003-2004, the 56-year-old coach did not doubt.
He has already made it known that he wants to put on the Barça diver and this time take advantage of the opportunity that could not materialize at the end of 2019 when he was working in Tigre and there were contacts that did not prosper. That is why the man with the curly hair traveled back this Tuesday morning to Paraguay and will see their faces with Christian bassedas, sports director of Olimpia, to try to unlock his departure.
If in this meeting the termination of its link with the Guaraní entity is resolved, Gorosito will be the new coach of San Lorenzo. “I have nothing to say,” was the only thing he answered Pipo before the local press when he left the Asunción airport. But his future will be decided urgently.
Why Gorosito? It was said: it is a name that Tinelli already looked for recently. It is an old desire, of course, but it is also a name that fits in with the institutional reality of the Boedo club. The numbers of the economy tighten and the president has already warned that the budget must be reduced. San Lorenzo is not up for big hires and they can’t afford to make a bet on the position of coach again.
The Soso thing went wrong and now the gaze rested on a person who is from the kidney of the club, who has experience, who knows Argentine football, who has the character to manage a dressing room that indoors is classified as “difficult”, and who economically he will not ask for crazy things, nor will he have many demands in the pass market which will be rather gasolero.
Gorosito won the Clausura Tournament with Olimpia. Photo: EFE
There were other names on the list. However, everyone has a job and the idea of the leadership is not to delay too long for the next coach to diagram the preseason that will start on January 21. For this reason, Hernán Crespo (Defense and Justice) and Diego Dabove (Argentinos Juniors), two who liked, were quickly on the sidelines.
All cannons aim at Pipo Gorosito. San Lorenzo awaits news from Paraguay to ensure its new DT.