Leonel Álvarez has a new team: he signed with a great team from South America

Leonel Álvarez has a new team: he signed with a great team from South America
Leonel Álvarez has a new team: he signed with a great team from South America

Leonel Alvarez He left Deportivo Pereira a few days ago due to a series of disagreements with the board. The Colombian coach was confirmed this Monday as the new coach of a great one from South America.

Emelec announced on its social networks the hiring of the Antioquia native as its new technical director. Álvarez joins the Ecuadorian team after his recent departure from Deportivo Pereira, where he left a significant mark by leading the team to the FPC semifinals and coming close to playing in the final.

For the coach it will not be his first experience abroad, as he has a significant journey as a player and as a coach. In his career as a coach he has directed renowned clubs such as Deportivo Cali and Independiente Medellín. With reds and greens he came to fight definitively, winning the Colombian league twice.

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As a footballer, Álvarez had an outstanding career. He was a pillar in América de Cali and Atlético Nacionall, where he not only stood out for his skill and dedication on the field, but also for his competitive spirit and born leadership.

His influence was not limited to the clubs, since he was an indisputable reference of the Colombia selection in the 90s, participating in international tournaments and leaving an indelible mark in the memory of fans.

Álvarez arrives at Emelec as a replacement for Hernan Torres, who left the electric club to sign with Deportivo Cali. The blue club knows that the Colombian is a good card to try to once again be a protagonist at the local level and fight for qualification to the Copa Libertadores 2025.

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The coach is expected to make an important renovation to the squad. From Ecuador there are divided opinions about the arrival of the Antioquian to one of the most important teams in the country. The Guayaquil team wants to regain prominence against clubs like Independiente del Valle and Liga de Quito.

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