BOGOTA - The financial and sporting
woes of Colombian giants Millonarios deepened on Thursday with
the resignation of coach Luis Augusto Garcia, the last man to
steer them to a league title.
Garcia, also a shareholder in the ailing club he steered to
their last two of their 13 titles in a previous spell in charge
from 1987 to 1990, quit after Wednesday's 3-2 home defeat by
Boyaca Chico, the club said in a statement.
Millonarios, a once very rich club that was Argentine great
Alfredo di Stefano's stepping stone from River Plate to Real
Madrid in the 1950s, are in dire financial straits.
The squad boycotted a practice in the build-up to last
weekend's Bogota derby against Independiente Santa Fe to demand
payment of several months' wages they are owed. They lost the
Millonarios are one from bottom of the Apertura
championship and virtually out of the running for the
eight-team knockout phase.
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