Boca Juniors coach resigns after Libertadores vice-president

Just over 24 hours after losing in the final of CONMEBOL Libertadores against Fluminense at Maracanã, Jorge Almirón resigned from command of the Boca Juniors.

The information was published first hand by the Argentine newspaper “Olé!” and confirmed by ESPN Argentina.

According to the newspaper, Boca arrived in Buenos Aires this Sunday after the defeat in the final, welcomed by fans who supported the team at the airport.

Soon after that, Almirón met with Juan Roman Riquelme, vice-president and idol of Boca Juniors.

In this conversation, the coach would have said “I’m leaving”. Riquelme tried to make Almirón wait, so as not to make the hot-headed decision. But he couldn’t help it.

Almirón, 52, had been at Boca since April. In 39 games, there were 17 wins, 13 draws and 13 defeats in charge of the team, with no titles won.

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