Miguel Ángel Russo (born 9 April 1956 in Lanús) is an Argentine football (soccer) coach and former player.
Russo was a
one club man; he played his entire career for Estudiantes de La Plata, from 1975 to his retirement in 1988. A defensive midfielder, Russo was a staple of the team that won two back-to-back championships in the 1982/83 season.
International [ edit ]
Although Russo was called on by
national team coach Carlos Bilardo to play in the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, a string of minor injuries prevented him from traveling to the main event in Mexico, which Argentina ultimately won.
Titles as a player [ edit ]
Managerial career [ edit ]
Coaching career [ edit ]
His career as a coach included stints at Estudiantes and
Lanús (both of whom he helped promote), and other sides in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Spain. In June 2005 he won the tournament with Clausura Vélez Sarsfield, his first title as a coach in the Argentine top division. On 15 December 2006, he was signed by Boca Juniors to replace Ricardo La Volpe.
With Russo at the helm, Boca Juniors took second place in the
2007 Clausura tournament and won the Copa Libertadores 2007. After losing to San Luis and being eliminated form the Copa Libertadores, San Lorenzo trainer has announced his decision to resign on 9 April 2009. [1 ]
On 15 April 2009 the former
San Lorenzo coach has joined Rosario Central, he replaces Reinaldo Merlo and just two months later on 14 July 2009 the Coach has quit [2 ] Rosario Central. [3 ]
On 21 June 2011, less than a week after resigning as coach of Racing Club, Russo signed a contract to again coach his former club,
Estudiantes. This will be his second stint as an Estudiantes coach, having done so in 1994. [4 ]
On 6 November 2011, after
Estudiantes was defeated 1-3 by Godoy Cruz and in turn falling to last place with only 10 points in 14 games, Russo resigned as manager of Estudiantes, less than 5 months after having assumed charge. [5 ]
Managerial titles [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Miguel Ángel Russo international tournaments
Miguel Ángel Russo managerial positions