December 19, 2014
Boca leadership appoints Arruabarrena as Bianchi's successor
Rodolfo “el Vasco” Arruabarrena has been appointed to suceed Carlos Bianchi in taking the reins of Boca Juniors. The decision is expected to be officially announced today's afternoon by the club's leadership.
Arruabarrena, a young trainer who was a Boca player during Bianchi’s first stint in the club, has accepted the challenge Boca's most successful coach was fired.
The new coach has to know that he will not have much time to change this team, which has shown poor performances in the first five games of this new season (including the Copa Argentina) and disappointing results.
President Daniel Angelici said he wants to announce the new trainer today, but for Sunday’s match against Vélez Sarsfield, one of the tournament’s best teams, Hugo Ibarra and Sergio Saturno would be in charge of the squad.
Arruabarrena has been coaching Nacional of Uruguay, his second club. His managing career started in Tigre in 2011.
He won three league titles and one Libertadores Cup playing for Boca with Bianchi as his coach.