FBC Melgar has welcomed Mariano Suso to replace Pablo Lavalin. His last experience in Peruvian football was at Sporting Cristal in 2016.
FBC Melgar officially named their new head coach on Tuesday. Mariano Suso was chosen by the board of ‘Domino’ to replace Pablo Lavalin in the technical direction of the inaugural Liga1 Betsson tournament in 2023. The 41-year-old Argentine already knows what to do in Peru: in 2015, he went to Real Madrid Garcilaso -Cusco FC -, and in 2016 managed Sporting Cristal. With the latter he was a national hero.
Since lifting the trophy with Reminisc, the Rosario-born DT has managed Gimnasia (Argentina), Emelec (Ecuador), Defense & Justice (Argentina), San Lorenzo (Argentina) and O’Higgins (Chile). In 2022, with the Rancagua team, he finished eighth in the table. After not renewing with the institution, Jorge Sampaoli recommended him to the University of Chile, according to the Chilean media En Cancha. Finally, the deal did not materialize and, months later, his return to Peruvian football became known.
“HABEMUS DT ROJINEGRO! We are pleased to announce the incorporation of our new Technical Director, Mariano Suso, who will be in charge of the first team after passing through clubs such as: San Lorenzo, Gimnasia e Esgrima La Plata, Defensa y Justicia, O’ Higgins, Emelec, Zo Experience driving in our country and being a national hero”, was the position that Melgar made official his contract.
HABEMUS DT ROJINEGRO! 🔴⚫ Temos o prazer de anunciar a incorporação do nosso novo Diretor Técnico, Mariano Suso 🇦🇷, que estará no comando da primeira equipe após passagens por clubes como: San Lorenzo, Gimnasia e Esgrima La Plata, Defensa e Justicia 🇦🇷 , O’Higgins 🇨🇱, Emelec 🇪🇨 , com experiência em direção em nosso país e sendo um herói nacional. HABEMUS DT ROJINEGRO! 🔴⚫ Temos o prazer de anunciar a incorporação do nosso novo Diretor Técnico, Mariano Suso 🇦🇷, que estará no comando da primeira equipe após passagens por clubes como: San Lorenzo, Gimnasia e Esgrima La Plata, Defensa e Justicia 🇦🇷 , O’Higgins 🇨🇱, Emelec 🇪🇨 , com experiência em direção em nosso país e sendo um herói nacional.
The official presentation to the media will take place next Monday, March 20, at 12:30 pm, reports FBC Melgar on social networks.
Melgar in the inaugural Liga1 Betsson 2023 tournament
The red-black team is not having a good time in the home tournament. Indeed, in the four matches he played, Melgar did not add a single point. Four consecutive defeats (one after the other) took him to the bottom of the standings.
Despite having to face Cesar Vallejo on the eighth day of the tournament, the Brazilian Football Confederation decided to suspend the match due to heavy rains in our country. The new date and time of the meeting is not yet known.
The next challenge will be to visit UTC, within the framework of date 9 of the inaugural tournament of the Liga1 Betsson 2023. The Arequipa team will face ‘Gavilán’ on Saturday, March 18, starting at 3:30 pm. Heroes of San Ramón.
Departure from lavalin
Melgar did not have a good start in the inaugural 2023 championship, adding three defeats to Deportivo Municipal, Sporting Cristal and Universitario. Also, a quick drop against Atlético Grau has been added.
For this reason, the Red-Black government announced, on March 6th, that “the bond that united us to Pablo Lavalin and his artistic leadership has ended”.
“We thank Professor Pablo Lavalin and his technical management for the human quality and services provided during their stay at the club and we wish them success in their professional future”, can be read in the statement. Likewise, the support of Marco Valencia was mentioned, who was appointed interim coach.