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Javier Sanguinetti resigns as manager of Newell’s Old Boys

Javier Sanguinetti resigns as manager of Newell’s Old Boys

The 51-year-old decided to end his 9-month spell on Monday after a horrid run of form

Newell’s Old Boys are once again looking for a new coach after Javier Sanguinetti handed in his resignation on Monday.

Despite a promising start to the season, Sanguinetti’s Newell’s have only won one game out of the last thirteen games in the league and the ex-Banfield legend obviously feels like he can’t do much more to plug the hole.

There were worrying scenes at the end of the 0-1 home defeat to Godoy Cruz when a group of spectators attempted to confront Sanguinetti on the pitch as the first signs emerged that he no longer had the backing of La Lepra fans.

His record at Newell’s still holds strong compared with other coaches; a 51% win percentage, 43 points won and importantly, victorious in March’s Clásico Rosarino, the first Newell’s coach to win away at Rosario Central for 6 years.

He leaves Newell’s in 14th position in the current Liga AFA table, but with just 2 points separating the teams in 14th and 23rd positions respectively.

Early candidates to replace Newell’s will include the usual faces like Gabriel Heinze and Sebastián Beccacece.

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