Coach Jorge da Silva
completed his move to leading Uruguayan club Penarol by signing
a two-year deal on Thursday worth $45,000 a month to him and his
The 50-year-old former Uruguay striker resigned from
Argentina's Banfield on Monday after only three matches in
charge to take up the vacancy with the five-times Libertadores
Cup winners who sacked Gregorio Perez at the weekend.
Penarol vice-president Edgard Welker told Reuters it had
taken two days to agree terms with Da Silva, whose nickname is
"Polilla" (Moth) and who had always dreamt of coaching one his
country's top two sides.
"We were able to resolve the economic problem with Da Silva
and he's starting work. Always in negotiations each party has to
give a little. We found something we thought was fair to both
parties," Welker told Reuters, confirming the $45,000 deal.
Penarol, runners-up last year in the Libertadores Cup, have
made a poor start this term to South America's elite club
They have lost their first two group matches, including a
humiliating 4-0 defeat by Colombia's Atletico Nacional in
Montevideo last week.
In his coaching career since 2007, Da Silva has also worked
at Defensor Sporting in Uruguay, Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia and
Argentina's Godoy Cruz.
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