Juan Manuel Azconzábal

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Juan Manuel Azconzábal
Personal information
Full name Juan Manuel Azconzábal
Date of birth (1974-09-08) September 8, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Junín, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Huracán (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2002 Estudiantes LP 191 (7)
2002–2003 Tecos 17 (0)
2003 Chacarita 17 (0)
2004 Universitario 10 (0)
2004 Emelec 14 (1)
2005 Banfield 11 (2)
2006 Independiente Medellín 15 (1)
2006–2007 Rosario Central 31 (0)
2008 Las Palmas 2 (0)
2008–2010 Atlético Tucumán 40 (3)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Estudiantes LP
2014–2016 Atlético Tucumán
2016– Huracán
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Juan Manuel Azconzábal (born 8 September 1974 in Junín, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine football coach and former defender who played professional football for ten different clubs in six different countries. He is currently the manager of Huracán.[1]

Azconzábal made his debut with Estudiantes de La Plata in 1994, and played for the club until 2002. That year, Azconzábal moved to Mexico to play for Tecos. he returned to Argentina in 2003 to play for Chacarita Juniors. Azconzábal then played for Universitario in Peru and Emelec in Ecuador before returning to Argentina to play for> Club Atlético Banfield. In 2006, he moved to Colombia to play for Independiente Medellín but returned once again to Argentina later that year to sign for Rosario Central. After a short period in UD Las Palmas, he signed for Club Atlético Tucumán.

After his retirement, Azconzábal was signed by Estudiantes as manager of football operations. Upon the resignation of Miguel Angel Russo on 7 November 2011, Azconzábal was named caretaker coach, and after a string of good results he was appointed as coach for the 2012 Clausura tournament.

Azconzábal's nickname is "el vasco" (the Basque), as his surname is of Basque origin.

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