Argentina news

Gorosito resigns after car crash

February 28, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Argentinos Juniors coach Nestor Gorosito has resigned after suffering intestinal damage and a fractured vertebra in a car crash hours before his team lost against San Lorenzo.

Nestor Gorosito
GettyImagesNestor Gorosito: Managed River Plate two years ago.

Gorosito, 47, was involved in an accident in his pickup truck in the early hours of Saturday on a highway on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The former Argentina midfielder then made the decision to hand in his notice after he found out he would need to recover in hospital for at least two months.

"Today, the coaching staff led by Nestor Gorosito handed in their resignations to the board. These will be evaluated jointly with the coach given the time that his recovery requires," the club said on their website.

Argentinos have picked up only one point from three matches in the Clausura championship and club president Luis Segura revealed that the board would take a few days to decide whether to accept his resignation.