Juan Manuel Llop
|Date of birth||1 June 1963|
|Place of birth||Arroyo Dulce, Argentina|
|1981–1994||Newell's Old Boys||365||(15)|
|1984||→ Estudiantes RC (loan)||?||(?)|
|1996||San Martín de Tucumán||?||(?)|
|2001||Newell's Old Boys|
|2017–2018||Newell's Old Boys|
|2020||Carlos A. Mannucci|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Juan Manuel Llop (born 1 June 1963 in Arroyo Dulce, Santa Fe) is an Argentine football manager and former player who played as a midfielder.
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 club's golden era (1987–1992), winning 3 Argentine titles.
Titles as a player
|1987-1988||Newell's Old Boys||Primera División Argentina|
|1990-1991||Newell's Old Boys||Primera División Argentina|
|Clausura 1992||Newell's Old Boys||Primera División Argentina|
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.
- ^ "Newell's Old Boys 1992". Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- (in Spanish) Argentine Primera managerial statistics
- Juan Manuel Llop at Soccerway
- Juan Manuel Llop at Footballdatabase
- 1963 births
- Living people
- Sportspeople from Buenos Aires Province
- Argentine footballers
- Newell's Old Boys footballers
- Estudiantes de La Plata footballers
- Quilmes Atlético Club footballers
- San Martín de Tucumán footballers
- Argentine Primera División players
- Argentine football managers
- Newell's Old Boys managers
- Club Tacuary managers
- Club Libertad managers
- Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba managers
- Club Atlético Banfield managers
- Racing Club de Avellaneda managers
- Atlético de Rafaela managers
- Club Atlético Platense managers
- Barcelona S.C. managers
- Santiago Wanderers managers
- Club Atlético Huracán managers
- C.D. Jorge Wilstermann managers
- Expatriate football managers in Chile
- Expatriate football managers in Ecuador
- Expatriate football managers in Paraguay
- Estudiantes de Río Cuarto footballers
- Association football defenders
- Oriente Petrolero managers
- Carlos A. Mannucci managers