Ramón Díaz appointed Paraguay boss ahead of 2015 Copa América


River Plate legend, Ramón Díaz has been appointed Paraguay manager after agreeing a deal and signing a four-year-contract with La Albirroja. With the Copa América in Chile to kick off in June, Díaz will face Argentina in his first competitive match and interestingly be pitted against Gerardo Martino, who took Paraguay to their best ever finish in the last tournament.

While the track record of Díaz at River cannot be questioned this will be his first international job in what has been a mixed managerial career.

With River Plate, Díaz goes down as one of the most successful coaches in history with six league titles and a Copa Libertadores in 1996 but there have also been failures with Club América and Independiente, in addition to the bizarre spell with Oxford United.

Díaz added his sixth title with River just last season when he captured the 2014 Final but stepped down afterwards to hand over to Marcelo Gallardo.

His contract with Paraguay will take him up until the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and as always he has brought with him his son, Emiliano. His staff will also be Andrés Silvera and former River defenders, Celso Ayala and Pedro Sarabia.

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