Monday, 10 December 2007

Ardiles Resigns as Huracan Coach

Ossie Ardiles has resigned as coach of Huracan just three months after taking charge, citing disagreements with chairman Carlos Babington as the reason for his swift departure.

Speaking after Huracan's 2-1 victory against Velez Sarsfield on the final day of the Apertura, Ardiles said:

"Ever since I stepped on Argentine earth, Babington did not fulfill any of its promises...

"For that reason, I resign."

Reports in the Argentine media suggest that Ardiles and Babington have been on bad terms for the last month or so and that their parting of ways was inevitable. Despite this, Babington himself seemed surprised when told that Ardiles had resigned, saying:

"It is lamentable, but it is his decision."

Ardiles will now return to his residence in England, whilst Huracan will begin their search for a new coach. Early contenders for the position are thought to be Daniel Passarella, Pedro Monzon and Carlos Ischia.

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