December 6, 2013
Initial TournamentTuesday, October 1, 2013
Racing Club saga is over
President Cogorno resigns to be replaced by Blanco
Racing Club’s infighting came to an end yesterday when president Gastón Cogorno and First vice-president Rodolfo Molina resigned. Second vice-president Víctor Blanco became the new president of the Avellaneda side.
Gastón Cogorno yesterday tendered his resignation as Racing Club president after admitting to“irreconcilable differences” with first vice-president Rodolfo Molina. With both officials heading out of the club, Víctor Blanco became the new president of the Avellaneda side.
Blanco, 65, will be in charge until December 2014 when new elections take place.
After Cogorno and Molina’s resignations, the bitter infighting ended. Molina had backed Cogorno for the leadership in December 2011 but arguements between both officials were expressed in recent weeks.
Racing is in a dangerous situation at the Initial Tournament standings with only two points from nine matches. “It is necessary to put Racing on its feet and earn good results,” said Blanco at a press conference after taking charge of the club.
Elsewhere, late on Sunday, River Plate earned a 1-0 victory at Lanús with a last-minute headed goal by right back Gabriel Mercado. River climbed to fifth place in the standings — six points behind leader Newell’s — ahead of Sunday’s “superderby” against Boca Juniors.
Herald staff with DyN