Recognized for being a scholar, the coach has the South American Cup in his curriculum in 2017, with Independiente, from Argentina, and also the Chilean Championship, with Universidad Católica, in 2020, where he did his last job
THE Santos made official on Monday afternoon, 22, Ariel Holan as your new team’s new coach. The 60-year-old Argentine signed a contract with Peixe until December 2023 and takes over the team from the Paulista championship, which starts next weekend. Recognized as a scholar for his ability to combine technology and football, Holan’s curriculum includes Copa Sudamericana in 2017, with Independiente, from Argentina, and also the Chilean Championship, with Universidad Católica, in 2020, where he did his last job. In addition to the two traditional clubs in South America, he also collects tickets for Defensa y Justicia.
“I am very happy to manage Santos, a club with so many players like Pelé and Neymar. It will be a challenge to participate in one of the most balanced leagues in the world, but I fully trust that we will deliver a good result to the fans with an offensive mentality and that the younger players will be used with the most experienced. I know that it is a very big responsibility, but I am excited ”, said Ariel, who intends to increasingly strengthen his contact with the country, learning the Portuguese language. “It remains my promise that I will finish speaking Portuguese well,” he concluded.
President of Santos, Andrés Rueda praised the quality of the coach, who started his career as a grass hockey coach, guaranteeing the bronze for the Uruguayan team at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, in 2003. “A professional who uses the base, plays offensively and has adapted to the Club’s financial issue ”, said the Fish representative. After the conquest in hockey, Holan decided to migrate to football, starting as a performance analyst, where he developed analysis software. Afterwards, he was a technical assistant, gaining experience in local teams, such as Arsenal de Sarandí, Estudiantes, Banfield, Argentino Juniors and even River Plate. His first title in football was the South American with Independiente. His last team was Universidad Católica, in Chile, where he secured the national title.