BUENOS AIRES, April 18 (Reuters) - Javier Torrente, who
learnt his trade as assistant coach to former Argentina and
Chile manager Marcelo Bielsa, took charge of ailing Argentine
club Newell's Old Boys on Monday.
"I've been a lifetime Newell's fan... I always hoped to
realise this dream of commanding the first team of the club I
love most," Torrente told a news conference.
The 41-year-old replaces former Argentina defender Roberto
Sensini, who resigned a week ago, after Bielsa turned down the
offer to return to the club he coached in the early 1990s.
"I was Marcelo's assistant for 10 years," said Torrente. "I
started as his personal assistant and became his right-hand man
and was with him in the Argentine national team (1999-2004)."
Torrente, who has coached in Peru and Paraguay, has a tough
task at Newell's who slipped to the bottom of the first division
after a 3-1 defeat by fellow strugglers Quilmes on Friday.
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