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Argentine coaches have long been sought after from Europe or even from other growing markets, such as the Brazilian. And in the last hours, precisely from Brazil, the interest of a great from that country who would be very interested in being able to count on the services of Mauricio Pellegrino was known.

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This is Santos, a team that today is in the 11th position of the Brasileirao, in the qualifying zone for the next Copa Sudamericana, and that is being commanded by interim Orlando Ribeiro, who took over after the recent departure of Lisca. And in the offices of the São Paulo cast they seem to be determined to go in search of Pellegrinolast stop by Vélez.

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In fact, the 50-year-old coach had his last experience as DT in the Liniers cast, when he resigned in mid-March this year. Total, El Flaco led Vélez 78 times: 37 wins, 21 draws and 20 losses (56% effectiveness). It even reached the semifinals of the 2020 Copa Sudamericana and in 2021 it finished second, behind River, in the annual table of Argentine soccer.

On his way through Vélez.

On his way through Vélez.

And beyond that time at the Fortín, at Santos they welcome Pellegrino’s training as DT, since it has a PRO license from UEFA and having passed through Valencia, Estudiantes, Independiente, Southampton, Leganés, Deportivo Alavés and Vélez.

What is the doubt of Santos?

The leadership of Peixe has Pellegrino targeted – the name of Sebastián Beccacece, who recently left Defense, also slipped in – although he will have to define when he will define the new DT. There are doubts about whether to hold the interim until the end of the Brasileirao (there are 11 dates left in dispute) and only then start the new cycle or lower the hammer these days and the new technician assumes immediately. Will it be Skinny?

Soteldo, one of the figures of Santos.  REUTERS/Carla Carniel

Soteldo, one of the figures of Santos. REUTERS/Carla Carniel

For now, the next date Saints will be measured against Paranaense, a team that has just reached the final of the Copa Libertadores, which will define against Flamengo on October 29. And it will be an important game for Peixe, which cannot be neglected in its fight to qualify for a cup in 2023.​

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