Newell’s Old Boys appoint Javier Sanguinetti as manager

Newell’s Old Boys appoint Javier Sanguinetti as manager

The former Banfield boss has signed a 1-year contract at La Lepra

Javier Sanguinetti has been announced as the new manager of Newell’s Old Boys. Sanguinetti replaces Fernando Gamboa who was relieved of his duties in October. Adrián Taffarel took over as interim manager while the club searched for an experienced successor to Gamboa and now they have their man.

50-year-old Sanguinetti was one of the most decorated players in the history of Banfield and holds the record for the club’s most appearances as a player. After retiring, he became assistant coach to Julio César Falcioni at the club and then followed him from Banfield to Boca Juniors, All Boys, Universidad Católica and Quilmes.

He then went out on his own as a manager in Paraguay at Sol de América and Sportivo Luqueño before returning to his first club Banfield. He led Banfield to 2nd position in the 2020 Copa de la Liga, losing to Boca Juniors on penalties in the final. He left Banfield in late October after a disappointing start to the 2021 season.

Sanguinetti will bring his own coaching team to Newell’s with Lucas Rivas and Adrián González as assistants, Ramiro Loguercio and Walter Occhiatto as coaches, while Bernardo Leyenda will work as the club’s goalkeeping coach. 

On joining Newell’s, Sanguinetti said: “It gives me great joy, satisfaction and pride to lead a club like Newell’s”.