Manager of St. Lawrence, matias caruso was invited to the Equipo F event this Monday night (ESPN), where Oscar Ruggeri participates as a columnist. In this context, the sports commentator asked the leader about the scope of his duties at the club.
“We are in a country where it is difficult to be a manager, because leaders usually want to decide the arrival of the coach, the arrival of the players. Do you have complete freedom to choose the coach?” asked the former defender, Ruggeri, who played for San Lorenzo in the 1990s.
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Contrary to Oscar’s view, Caruzo replied: “I thought from the beginning that you always have to agree on these things, At the same time, he explained: “Yes, I try to specify why I go in search of what I want and what I believe in, as happened to me Ruben (Dario Insua) At that time, when I arrived they told me: ‘We have to bring five or six reinforcements and a coach’. I said: ‘Okay, let’s find a coach first.’ Because I have to find players based on what we’re looking for from the coach, and the profile we want and their idea of the game, and agree with a coach,
Again, Caruzo stresses the importance of his role knowing “what budget” he has, then starting the negotiation process. In this regard, he acknowledged that, “in Argentine football”, budgets are usually “limited”, and “even more so in San Lorenzo, because in recent times, the team’s annual expenditure has decreased” because ” Let some debts be paid”.
In addition, in addition to the budget, the request of the coach is also taken into account when making additions. “Based on that, we started a search with the Scouting boys”, which he justified as “club people”.
Afterwards, Ruggieri said to Caruzzo: “But you, as a player, when you look at the team, you know where the team is weak, where you need people.” Without turning, he insisted before the leader: “That, you decide, or does the President come and tell you?”
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Precisely, Matias replied: “We ended up defining it with Ruben, with the coaching staff; And there, he can tell me: ‘We need to occupy this position.’ And they give me an ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’. In that ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ we started seeing budget, possibilities and we started playing with it regularly.
When he told him that, in Argentina, they usually bet on the last option in the market, Caruzo explained that, at San Lorenzo, he was going through his first experience in the role of manager. The former club player took over as professional football coordinator in May 2022. His first strong decision was the return of Insua to the technical direction of the first team. Gallego, an idol of the institution, was the Cyclone’s coach in 2022 when they won the Copa Sudamericana.
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In his second cycle with the Barça team, Insua managed to rescue San Lorenzo from a difficult football situation, and take it to the forefront of local football. In the absence of ten dates for the end of the tournament, it is located in the second position of the championship, surpassed only by Rivera.