Juan Manuel Llop

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Juan Manuel Llop
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-06-01) June 1, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Arroyo Dulce, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981-1994 Newell's Old Boys 365 (15)
→ 1984 Estudiantes RC ? (?)
1994-1995 Estudiantes LP ? (?)
1995 Quilmes ? (?)
1996 San Martín de Tucumán ? (?)
Teams managed
2001 Newell's Old Boys
2003 Tacuary
2004-2005 Libertad
2006-2007 Godoy Cruz
2007-2008 Banfield
2008-2009 Racing Club
2009-2010 Barcelona SC
2011 Santiago Wanderers
2011- Atlético Tucumán
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Juan Manuel Llop (born 1 June 1963 in Arroyo Dulce, Santa Fe) is a retired Argentine football player and manager.

Before taking up management Llop had a 15 year career as a football player, he made appearances for several clubs, most notably for Newell's Old Boys under coaches José Yudica and Marcelo Bielsa during the clubs golden era (1987–1992), winning 3 Argentine titles.

Titles as a player[edit]

Season Team Title
1987-1988 Argentina Newell's Old Boys Primera División Argentina
1990-1991 Argentina Newell's Old Boys Primera División Argentina
Clausura 1992[1] Argentina Newell's Old Boys Primera División Argentina

Managerial career[edit]

Llop became manager of Newell's Old Boys in 2001, but his reign only lasted 19 games before he was replaced. He then honed his skills as a manager in Paraguay, coaching Tacuary and Libertad until he returned to Argentina to take over Godoy Cruz de Mendoza, an insignificant provincial team struggling in the Second Division. The turnaround at the club was remarkable, they won the Primera B Nacional title and promotion to the Primera División in his first full season as their manager.

Godoy Cruz found themselves in the Primera for the first time in their history, making them the first team from Mendoza Province ever to play in the Argentine first division league (other than the brief relocation to Mendoza of Argentinos Juniors in the 1990s). Godoy Cruz were relegated at the end of the 2006-2007 season despite a strong 10th place finish.

In 2007 Llop was signed as the new manager of Club Atlético Banfield in the Primera Division, he was replaced by Miguel Jerez in 2008.

After that, he replaced Miguel Micó as manager for Racing Club de Avellaneda. The team finished last in the tournament but saved itself from relegation by beating Belgrano de Córdoba in Promoción. In 2009 he was sacked by Racing following a 2-0 defeat in the Avellaneda derby.

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