The Uruguayan coach Diego Forlan began this Monday to work on his new team, the Athens SAD, who plays in the Second Division of the South American country, with the aim of achieving promotion for the 2022 season.
Around 09:30 local time (12:30 GMT), the former soccer player of the Atlético de Madrid and from Villarreal and from Independent Argentine arrived at the team’s training ground, located in the department (province) of Maldonado, in the southeast of the country, where he carried out different activities for about three hours.
According to team sources told Efe, Forlán toured the club’s facilities, He met the officials, met with the staff and saw what the work routine was so far.
They also explained that something similar will happen tomorrow, while on Wednesday he will begin to lead the team’s training sessions with his coaching staff.
This is made up of his brother, Pablo Forlan, who will be a technical assistant; the Spanish Manuel Ojalvo, who will be second assistant; and the physical trainer Santiago Alfaro.
Also, the exporter of the Uruguayan team will work with them. Juan Guillermo Castillo, who will coach the team’s goals.
This will be Forlán’s second experience as a coach after spending 12 games with him. Peñarol between December 20, 2019, when he signed his contract, and August 31, 2020, when he was terminated. There, his team won four games, lost another four and drew three.
On February 26, during an interview with Efe, the former striker He said that managing Uruguay or one of the clubs in which he triumphed in Europe is one of his long-term aspirations. In addition, he stressed that he was studying the offer of Atenas SAD and that this team was “a nice challenge” that motivated him a lot.
Finally, on March 17, the Uruguayan team announced their hiring through a post on their Twitter account.
Champion of America with Uruguay in 2011 and winner of the Ballon d’Or at the 2010 World Cup in South AfricaIn addition to other local and international titles with the different shirts he wore in his career, Forlán is one of the most prominent footballers who have worn the national team shirt, with which he scored 36 goals in 112 games.