It came as very little surprise on Saturday afternoon when Sebastián Beccacece confirmed his departure as Independiente manager less than 24 hours after the club’s Copa Argentina exit to Lanús.
What began as an appointment full of optimism back in June when the exciting Beccacece replaced Ariel Holan uttering the words,”I want to create a side that I love,” ended in sheer frustration with the last of Independiente’s objectives for the year ending in failure.
The Copa Argentina was the ultimate door left ajar for a route into the 2020 Copa Libertadores and with defeat to Lanús, El Rojo were left with only the Copa Sudamericana to look forward to next year.
This year’s Sudamericana ranks as another of Beccacece’s failures. Defeat to Independiente de Valle on away goals at the quarter-final stage denied El Rojo a chance to reproduce the success of Holan’s team in 2017 and another ticket to the 2020 Libertadores fell by the wayside.
Sebastián Beccacece dejó de ser el entrenador de Independiente.
Fernando Berón se hará cargo del equipo de manera interina y dirigirá su primera práctica mañana a las 9 en Domínico. pic.twitter.com/FAhZsBY9KH
— C. A. Independiente (@Independiente) October 26, 2019