Hector Cuper, more jinxed coach to contest final
Héctor Cúper has earned a reputation as a coach throughout a long career in which he has led teams of all profiles and in all of them it can be said that he has almost achieved success. Almost because the Argentine is always chased by a very large mole. He is a specialist in reaching finals….and lose them. Specifically all those that have disputed.
Cúper took Mallorca and made it big, that can not be discussed. Under his command, the Balearic team lived afternoons and nights of glory. In fact in 1998, managed to take them to the final of the Copa de Rey that was later to lose against Barcelona in Valencia. But nevertheless, this final gave him access to play the old Recopa of the season 1998/99.
A Recopa, to which Mallorca from the hand of Cúper, would reach his second final in a row that again he was going to lose this time against Lazio. Two fingers. Despite losing two finals, his time in a team that was not a leader like the Majorcan team, his work had been impeccable and this opened the doors of Valencia in 1999.
Precisely with the Valencian team he was going to reach his third final in a row, this time of a Champions League and that he was also going to lose in May of 2000 in Paris against Real Madrid. Three out of three. But the thing did not end there. In the following season, achieved something historic and returned to put Valencia in another Champions League final, its fourth in a row globally. A final, of 2001, that he was also going to lose this time cruelly on penalties against Bayern Munich in Milan. Four out of four.
Cúper, came back to the last match of a date, to the final of the Greek Cup of 2010 directing the Aris and of course, he lost it again this time against Panathinaikos. Five out of five. further, to make matters worse, lost a title in Argentina in the last game and in Italy leading Inter Milan after leading and losing on the penultimate matchday. To finish the job, managed to lead Egypt to a grand final, that of the Africa Cup 2017 to lose it in the last minutes thus adding six out of six, full of lost endings. Undoubtedly a coach marked by a jinx that prevented his shadow from being much more elongated.