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Boca fired Hugo Ibarra: "This coaching staff does not continue anymore," Chicho Serna warned


There was a meeting in Boca Predio, in Ezeiza, and the cycle came to an end after 36 games and two titles. Herrón assumes on an interim basis. What are the options for the future?

Final point.

After a couple of weeks of uncertainty and full of rumors,


decided this Tuesday afternoon to fire

Hugo Ibarra

and will search for a new coach with an eye especially on the start of the

Copa Libertadores


It was announced by

Mauricio Serna

, a member of the Football Council.

Until the candidate is found,

Mariano Herrón and Blas Giunta

will take over the professional team on an interim basis.

"This coaching staff is no longer there. It will be there until tomorrow when it says goodbye to the players. They are our friends, we love them very much, but we are here to make decisions. These days we had the decision made, but the normal thing was for our vice president of Europe to return "

, explained Serna, who clarified that the measure reaches

Leandro Gracián


Roberto 'Tito' Pompei


Ibarra's departure, chronicle of an announced "death", occurred this Tuesday afternoon after Juan Román Riquelme, vice president of the club, along with the other members of the Football Council with the now former coaching staff at Boca Predio from Ezeiza.

Ibarra had led the morning practice and later decided to call off the practice he had scheduled for the afternoon shift.

He had already begun to diagram the logistics for Saturday's match against Barracas Central, at the Claudio Chiqui Tapia stadium, for the ninth date of the Professional League, and the trip to Venezuela, where on Wednesday he will visit Monagas, for the first date of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.

This Wednesday he will say goodbye

With Ibarra's departure consummated, the main candidate to take the reins of the professional squad is Gerardo 'Tata' Martino, who is in the country after having led the Mexican National Team in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

In the event that Martino, who has not yet answered any calls, does not accept, Riquelme and the Football Council will sound out other candidates.

The idea of ​​the leadership is to get away from the policy of hiring kidney coaches from the club and look for one that has more experience and experience.

Ibarra's cycle lasted for 36 games, with 20 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses.

In that period he won the Professional Soccer League title and a few days ago he won the Argentine Super Cup with a 3-0 win over Patronato.

Ibarra had taken office on July 9, 2022, for the seventh date of the Professional League.

It was with a defeat against San Lorenzo in the Nuevo Gasómetro by 2-1 days after the departure of Sebastián Battaglia.

On that occasion he formed a triumvirate with Herrón and Leandro Gracián.

A date later, already confirmed as the main DT, with Gracián and Roberto Tito Pompei as assistants, El Negro achieved his first victory.

It was 1-0 over Talleres in la Bombonera.

The string of poor results in the local tournament -they drew with Defensa y Justicia at home and then suffered two defeats in a row, against Banfield as a visitor and against the local Institute- marked the end of an era that was not even made up with the Olympic return that took place in the Madre de Ciudades stadium in Santiago del Estero on March 1st.

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Source: clarin

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