Trezeguet, the end of the suspense


By: Manu Tournoux

At 46, David Trezeguet hoped to launch his coaching career at the head of his training club in Buenos Aires, but CA Platense chose another young technician.

Legend of French football (world champion 98, he scored the golden goal in the final of Euro 2000), David Trezeguet clearly intends to launch his coaching career in his country of origin, Argentina. Retired since 2015, the former Juventus striker completed his coaching diplomas with Conmebol (the South American confederation) and, after being an ambassador for the Old Lady, he is now based in Buenos Aires in biding his time.

“Trezegol” applied for the bench of Club Atlético Platense, a club in the north of the Argentine capital where he was trained. It was the president of Calamar (the team’s nickname), Sebastian Ordoñez, who said he spoke to the Franco-Argentine two weeks ago. To succeed Martin Palermo, it was ultimately Sebastian Grazzini who was chosen. The latter is also a young technician, at 42 years old, but he has just finished the season at the head of Racing Club de Avellaneda, another team in the Primera División.

For the record, Trezeguet made his debut in Argentinian D1 at the age of 16 with Platense, but, with his father Jorge (former player for Rouen, where David was born), he decided to fly to the France. The young Argentinian had a trial at PSG in 1995, thanks to a certain Omar Da Fonseca, but did not obtain a contract despite the favorable opinion of Luis Fernandez. The latter then recommended it to his friend Jean Tigana, stationed at AS Monaco…

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