Jorge Fossati arrived in Lima to be the coach of the Universitario de Deportes
This Friday, March 3, Jorge Fossati arrived in Peru to sign as the new coach of Universitario de Deportes. The Uruguayan coach arrived at the Jorge Chávez airport at 10:30 in the morning, where he gave his first statements as a ‘merengue’ coach and was encouraged to pose with the cream shirt.
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“We are happy to be in Lima again, to start another phase of our career, with my teammates and in a club as big as Universitario. We are going to try to give the best of each one of us and that the ‘U’ can be as high as possible, because that is what a club of its greatness deserves”, he declared.
Fossati pointed out that he likes the idea of leading a big club and was encouraged to send a message to the fans, whom he considers very important when it comes to achieving the objectives:
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“What attracted me to Universitario is that it is a big club and therefore it has great challenges like the ones I have had for most of my career. I tell the fans that I am here with great enthusiasm and that they have absolute confidence that we will give our best. I would not say that the fans are player number twelve, but rather the most important and if we are all together from our role, leaders, coaching staff, players and fans, we can achieve great things, ”he assured.
Jorge Fossati posed with the ‘cream’ shirt as soon as he set foot on Peruvian soil (Twitter: Andrea Vela).
The Uruguayan also revealed that he was able to talk with his friend and compatriot Gregorio Pérez, who was the ‘U’ coach in 2020 and 2021: “He gave me the best references, he feels great affection for the Peruvian people and the club in particular. He had nothing but words of praise for what is University. I already had an idea of the club, as I was close to signing on previous occasions, but circumstances did not allow me to accept, “he said.
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Jorge Fossati does not only arrive at the Sports University, as he also brought his technical command made up of Leonardo Martíns and Gonzalo Gutiérrez as assistants and Sebastián Avellino as physical trainer.
It was learned that the former Danube coach will have one last face-to-face meeting with the ‘cream’ administration, with which he will finalize details of his hiring before signing the signature. In addition, at night he will give a press conference, where he will be able to explain more about his objectives and the plan he has for this season.
Jorge Fossati is one of the most respected coaches on the continent, and has a 30-year career in various top teams across the continent. In his country, he led River Plate (1993-1995, 2019-2021), Peñarol (1996, 2014), Danubio (1998-2001, 2002-2003 and 2021-2022) and the Uruguayan team (2004-2005). .
In South America, he led Colón de Santa Fe (2001-2002), Liga de Quito (2003-2004 and 2009), Cerro Porteño (1997 and 2012-2013) and Internacional de Porto Alegre (2010). In addition, he has experience in Middle Eastern soccer, having twice led the Qatari national team (2007-2008 and 2016-2017) and Qatari clubs such as Al Sadd (2007 and 2011-2012) and Al Rayyan (2015- 2016) and in Saudi Arabia it did the same with Al-Shabab (2010) and Al-Ahli (2019).
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