The ex-Argentina goalkeeper spent 10 years as Diego Simeone’s assistant at Atlético Madrid
Newell’s Old Boys have announced the appointment of Gérman Burgos as their new Head Coach. The 51-year-old has travelled from Spain to Argentina and will take training for the first time in Rosario on Tuesday.
It’s his first role as a Head Coach, having acted as assistant manager to Diego Simeone at Catania, Racing Club and Atlético Madrid. After 10 years at Atleti, he left in 2020, citing ambitions to go out on his own and become a manager.
He has signed a contract with Newell’s until the end of December 2021 with an option to extend for another year.
His first match in the dugout for Newell’s Old Boys will be Friday 19 March when Newell’s welcome Unión to Estadio Marcelo Bielsa – the stadium named after one of Burgos’ former coaches.
Gérman Burgos’ Playing Career
Burgos made his debut as a player in 1989 for his local club Ferro in Buenos Aires. He went on to win a series of league titles and the Copa Libertadores in 1996 with River Plate before moving to Spain to play for Real Mallorca and Atlético Madrid.
Between 1995 and 2002, he won 35 caps for Argentina.
Known for his long hair and disheveled look as a player, Burgos is known fondly as “El Mono” (The Monkey) in the world of football.
Welcome to Newell’s, El Mono!