Hernan Crespo set to become new Sao Paulo coach with agreement reportedly reached


Hernan Crespo has left Justicia y Defensa and is set to join Sao Paulo.

Crespo, who won the Copa Sudamericana with Justicia last month has left the club and according to reports in Brazil has “a verbal agreement” with Sao Paulo where he will become their new coach. The Argentine has been linked with different teams, as he confirmed himself. Speaking with Sportia, here’s what Crespo had to say:

“I have spoken with Santos, with Sao Paulo and with the Chilean team, but I did not decide anything at all. I have nothing, I did not sign with anyone, but it seems to me that when the phone rings constantly it is not fair that they take away even one per cent of the focus from what I had at Defense.

“I did not sign with anyone or change Defense for another situation. It seemed right to evaluate and release Defense because it was not healthy either for the leaders or for the players.”

Still only 45 year old, he has coached Modena in Italy before managing Banfield in Argentina. It was with Defensa y Justicia where he would win his first managerial trophy.


  1. Sosa leaving river pretty much confirmed, he posted a goodbye post on Instagram. I don’t understand what the reasoning of going to Atlanta is… another talent lost to the MlS

  2. The online Spurs shop are selling mini-me dolls that look ridiculous. Anyone gonna buy a mini-me Lo Celso? πŸ™‚


  3. Nahuel Guzman with an awesome performance against Bayern for Tigres in the Club WC final. 8 saves and 18/23 long passes. Kept Bayern at Bay for a long time.
    Another goalkeeper better than Armani..

  4. Guido has been very solid for Betis so far. Surprised that he isnt talked bout much. Man has been solid rock defensively,and his passing is decent too. 2.3 interceptions per game(3rd in the league),1.6 tackles 84 % passing accuracy.

    • Yeah, he is a decent back-up to Paredes, although a completely different type of player. Guido is a more of a dynamic destroyer type of player who is very good at blocking and interceptions.

      Club America still miss him in Mexico and he was arguably one of the best players in the Mexican League. He is also doing really well at Betis under Pellegrini.

    • i still remember when Scaloni called Guido first time, we scream and branded him as farmer league player; fortunately he developed and happy to see him nowadays under Pellegrini and with improved and get a reguler playing time, yes he is strong and dynamic type player which is needed and play an important role in the Arg N/T

  5. Argentina midfield should have these playes
    1 Paredes,best feature- Passing
    2 Lo celso best feature -Creativity
    3 De Paul.best feature -Work rate
    4 Erik Lamela best feature- Creativity and work rate
    5 A. Gomez. best feature- Creativity
    6 Guido Rodriguez best feature- Power shot on goals

  6. Papu Gomez was great against Barcelona. As Lo celso is injury prone so A. Gomez can take his place any time and Paredes,A.Gomez and De Paul are evergreen player.

    • GLC and Papu are completely different player. Papu should only play as left wing or second striker for Argentina

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