After the resignation of the Medero- Marini couple to the Ferro managerial post, José Santos Romero stepped up today as Ferro’s new manager, after a period of unemployment following his resignation on 2014 to the benches at All Boys.
Romero is well known in the Argentine Ascenso and Primera Division categories, as since his arrival to the first team at Floresta in 2007, he has managed to score to promotions, once on 2008 from Primera B Metropolitana (an impressive campaign that amassed 85 points in a long tournament, a wide spread even then) and then on 2009 to Primera División, after beating Rosario Central in a disputed promotion play-off that resulted in All Boys getting to Primera Division. Romero is regarded as the artisan behind the two promotions, is considered an idol, while keeping a low profile, something that has sat well with the All Boys fans. Romero had been in and out of All Boys since 1981, managing youth teams and selectives. He only had a brief stint with Estudiantes de Caseros on 2007 apart from his All Boys spells. Romero spent more than 12 years inside of All Boys, between spells, and was expected to return to Floresta, yet, as Romero himself commented, received no calls from Floresta regarding his future.
In his last season on 2014, after conflicts with the board and some of his players, and the impossibility of getting better results, Romero resigned to his position.
In this challenge he is joined by Angel Mamberto (Assistant Manager), Hernan Pittón and Luis Cairo (fitness coaches), and ex- Ferro idol Fabián Cancelarich as goalkeeping coach.
Ferro is currently lying at the bottom of the A zone of the Nacional B Tournament after five games, with two ties and three lost games, and could see its promotion changes difficult should they fail to revert their current tendency. There had been some conflicts as well lately between the roster and the managerial couple that had stretched the relation between the team and its managers.
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