Hockey coach to South American champions in Maracana

Hockey coach to South American champions in Maracana
Ariel Holan after winning the Copa Sudamericana. A coach who achieved success in hockey and football. Photo: Goal.com

Football every day leaves some of the most colorful stories, like Ariel Holan, the coach who has led Independiente de Avellaneda until the Copa Sudamericana 2017. If you do not much talk about Rafa Puente Jr, former actor of telenovelas juveniles in Mexico Lobos took Buap to the top flight of Mexican soccer, today we can not stop talking about Holan, who went on to win a gold medal in the Games as a coach, but not football, if no hockey.

Until his arrival Independent, one of the largest in Argentina and the team with the most Copa Libertadores history, Ariel Holan experience as head coach to lead it summed up the modest Defense and Justice who arrived in 2015. Before, had been coach for ten years in various technical and Almeyda and nothing more and nothing less than twenty one of the best technicians hockey. Until he decided to change sports and reach the top leading Independent who fell for the first time a few years ago, to win an international title again.

His career coaching field hockey led him to train at the main clubs of this sport in Argentina and go through the Uruguayan women's team, with which he won the bronze medal in the Pan American Games 2003, held in Santo Domingo. Long experience of over two decades in the sport whose learning has been your experience as football coach, putting some things in this sport coaching methodology.

It was not a bed of roses all the way to success with Independiente. His arrival, Lacking experience name and was met with little optimism for the fans of the red. He also had to deal with extortion of a leader of a hooligan who demanded him 50.000 dollars to finance a trip with the team. The same as we can see in the phenomenal story that made Jon Sistiaga on Barras Bravas, in which the Spanish journalist himself suffered in the flesh as the spending.

that episode, occurred in October 2017, He ended with stopping the ultra leader, He changed his life” because from that moment he had “personal custody tomorrow, afternoon and evening”, as he himself acknowledged Holan. A coach who now savoring the sweetness of success with an international drink in his resume.

Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol

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