Carlos Mayor, former manager for Atlanta, has resigned to move up to Primera División’s Godoy Cruz.
The manager has signed an 18-month contract with Godoy Cruz presidente José Manzur, after the Mendoza club’s manager Jorge Almirón resigned due to a “lack of signings” that left the team roster thin at the end of the season, and with the dangers of relegation looming for the Tomba. In the middle of the season, Martín Palermo had left as well as the result of a controversy over contract and roster with the Godoy Cruz chairman as well. Almirón, by his side, resigned and took over management of Independiente (Avellaneda) after the departure of their manager, Omar De Felippe.
The 48-yr old manager has already taken command of the Godoy Cruz first team assuring that he would only play with three defenders and a compact team to begin with. He will be joined by Hugo Garelli and Christian Bardaro (the ex- Velez Sarsfield player) as well as Gustavo Caponetto as fitness coach. Bardaro is the new incorporation to Mayor’s team, having not been a part of the setup he had at Atlanta.
Some controversy over Mayor’s decision remains as the former Argentinos Juniors man cannot turn down his contract unilaterally without the Atlanta’s board consent, so his contract with Atlanta is still valid even though if he has already taken the reigns at Godoy Cruz. And on the other hand, there are widespread complains from the Atlanta people regarding his decision: basically to have formed his own team on pre-season while rejecting players that had been offered (including some fan favourites as Vicente “Pepe” Monje) only to leave one week away from the transfer window period closing date.
Photo courtesy of Prensa Godoy Cruz
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