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Diego Cagna, former Estudiantes and Tigre manager and former Boca Juniors player has ended his spell in charge of San Martín de Tucumán, leaving the Nacional B playoff hopefuls to turn to Rubén Forestello ahead of an important second half of the season.
Cagna, who has been in charge since April 2016, parted company with San Martín last week but has swiftly landed the head coaching role at Colombian side Atlético Bucaramanga.
Rumours had been swirling in local media about Cagna being linked to the role, but they were vehemently denied by the experienced manager. “I do not know where those things come from. I said I’m still here and they keep insisting. There is nothing. I only think about going on vacation and bringing two good players to fight next year with San Martín, “he told the Tucuman paper La Gaceta.
Cagna has had San Martín playing good football with very good results, his side losing just once this season, at home to Atlético de Rafaela in round seven, although the 47-year-old could be criticised for not winning enough games, picking up just three wins among eight draws. Cagna leaves the Tucumán outfit sitting pretty in the playoff places at the midway point of the season.
In a poll run by La Gaceta over 37% of respondents rated his time at the helm as very good with 22% rating his tenure as excellent. In an official statement from the club, Cagna’s professionalism, personal qualities and results on the pitch were praised as he was thanked for his service to the club and the fans. Cagna joins the Colombian side who finished the Clausura in the bottom three and in desperately poor form.
Bienvenido Rubén Dario Forestello al más grande del norte! pic.twitter.com/hXDoT4HJxe
— Club A. San Martín (@CASMOficial) December 17, 2017