09/19/2021 at 10:29 AM CEST
The coach and former player Diego Forlan was dismissed this Saturday from his position as technical director of the Athens, from the Second Division of Uruguay, after a bad start to the second half of the season. Forlán led for twelve games and whose managers announced to the former striker the end of the link in a communication through the Zoom platform.
This was announced by the Uruguayan club on its social networks and thanked “the commitment and the work” de Forlán at the head of the team that belongs to Grupo Pachuca.
Although Atenas were not in a bad position, given that they are currently in sixth position with 17 units and are located in the qualifying zone for the final keys, the local press assure that the coach would have had fierce discussions with the club’s managers, which eventually led to his departure.
The fact is that the president of Atenas SAD, Juan Pablo Fassi, had said months ago in an interview with . that the results were not going to be a key factor for Forlán’s management at the head of the team, since they were betting on a long-term project deadline and weren’t in a rush for promotion.
However, after the team’s defeat to Rampla Juniors 2-1, the coach was no longer in command of the team.
“Thanks to the entire squad, to the support staff, officials and collaborators for their work synergy. We did not want this outcome, but football is like that,” Forlán published this Saturday on his Twitter account.
It’s about the Forlán’s second bad experience in his short coaching career as his first team, Peñarol, he also fired him after a series of poor results and of not achieving the performance that was expected from your equipment. Forlán has directed a total of 23 games of which the two teams won eight, drew eight and lost the remaining seven.
Now, who had an extensive and award-winning career as a player that led him to be one of the main footballers in the history of the Uruguayan national team, he will have to look for a team again to continue with a career as a coach that, for now, is far from the that he did on the field of play.