Sebastian Battaglia appointed new coach of Boca Juniors

Battaglia replaces Miguel Angel Russo, who left the club after a string of bad results and a point off the bottom of the Argentine league.

The 40-year-old, who won 18 trophies with the club as a player between 1999 and 2011, looks on during a Boca Juniors match in Buenos Aries.   -  AFP

Former Boca Juniors midfielder Sebastian Battaglia was appointed the club’s new coach on Tuesday, replacing Miguel Angel Russo after a string of bad results left the Buenos Aires side a point off the bottom of the Argentine league.

Boca last won in May, before embarking on a 10-game winless run that included three consecutive matches without a shot on goal.

Battaglia took over on Tuesday and led his first training session in the afternoon.

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The 40-year-old won 18 trophies with the club as a player between 1999 and 2011.

His only previous first-team coaching experience was a short spell in charge of second division Almagro.

He has been reserve team coach at Boca since last year.

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