Hurried by results and by the board, Mario Finarolli was asked to leave Almagro.
After a one-nil defeat to newly promoted Flandria, Mario Finarolli’s fate at Almagro had been sealed. After having lost all derbies to arch-rivals Estudiantes de Buenos Aires, especially after having been left out of the Copa Argentina, and after losing one-nil to Flandria, the board have taken the decision of sacking Mario Finarolli, in an Almagro strained by economical problems and results that have only been meagre since Mayor’s team reached the semi finals to the Primera B Promotion in 2013.
Finarolli, thus, after Primera División- Colón’s Mostaza Merlo in 2015, becomes the second manager to leave its club before the second week of the season. He will be replaced by non other than former player (and debuting manager) Luis Tonelotto, who served two spells as a player in José Ingenieros and earned two promotions from Primera B Nacional with them.
Tonelotto played for clubs such as San Lorenzo (Primera División), Sportivo Italiano (Primera B Metropolitana), Nueva Chicago (Primera División), Real Murcia (Spain), Algeciras (Spain), Real Avilés Industrial CF (Spain), Universitario de Deportes (Perú), Chacarita (Nacional B), San Martín (SJ) (Nacional B), Independiente Rivadavia (Nacional B), Boca Unidos (Nacional B), up to his retirement in Gimnasia CdU (Argentino A) in Entre Rios in 2012.
In total he won four titles (two with Almagro, one with Real Avilés, and one with San Martin SJ), and earned the leading goalscorer prize for 2004.
He will be joined also by Roberto Demus as Assistant Manager, and Christian Ruggeri as goalkeeping coach.
Featured photo courtesy of Almagro de Mi Vida
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