Who is Diego López, the coach chosen to lead the Universidad de Chile?

After a string of poor results at the 2022 National Championship, University of Chileby mutual consent, Santiago Escobar .’s contractual relationship ended Some weeks ago.

The cycle of the Medellin-born man at the helm of the students ended with just 11 points out of a possible 33 after three wins, two draws and six losses, with a poor performance of 33.33%.

Faced with this situation, the concessionaire opted for the interim Sebastian Mirandaformer defender of Universidad Católica and Unión Española, among others, as the arrival of his new coach is made official.

And the one chosen by Azul Azul’s leadership to succeed the 58-year-old coffee strategist is the Uruguayan Diego Lopez who would already have a signed agreement to reach the CDA in search of the team that is in eleventh place in the competition with 14 points, four from the relegation zone.

The 47-year-old born in Montevideo began his career as a coach in Italian football, precisely in Cagliari, where he is one of the idols of the Arena Sardinia team, which he defended as a footballer between 1998 and 2010. previously dressed in the shirts of River Charrúa and Racing Club de Santander.

López began directing the minor categories and later became Ivo Pulga’s assistant. In the 2013/2014 season, he took command of the first team and was sacked after 32 games with a performance of 32.32%.

In July 2014, he took over the direction of Bologna and left the team fighting to return to the top tier in fourth place, in the Play-offs zone. However, he was fired three dates from the end, achieving a 52% performance – his best record – after completing 40 games.

Three years later, he landed in Palermo, replacing Eugenio Corini, but was fired after ten days with 16.67%. That same course he returned to Gli Isolani but failed to convince the board with a meager 35.48%.

His last challenge on the peninsula was at the helm of Brescia, a club where he stayed from February to December 2020 and the swallows with a 28 percent performance product from just 5 wins in 25 contested duels. In fact, his experience at the helm of the Stadio Mario Rigamonti club would be his last step as a coach.

Before joining the squad Corini himself leads today, of course, he had a stint in South American football, playing in Peñarol from 2018 to 2019 after finishing Leonardo Ramos’ leg and being replaced by Diego Forlán.

With the tit had an effectiveness rate of 61.69% and won three titles: Clausura Tournament 2018 and Apertura 2019, and the Uruguayan Championship 2018. In total, “Memo” led the auringros in 67 games, of which he won 36, tied 17 and lost 14, with 98 goals for and 60 against. For international cups, he attended in 12, celebrates in 4, equalized in the same number and lost in 6, with 13 conversions and received 17.

Source: Goal


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