Juan Manuel Azconzábal

Defender, Football player

1974 –


Who is Juan Manuel Azconzábal?

Juan Manuel Azconzábal is an Argentine football coach and former defender who played professional football for ten different clubs in six different countries. He is the current football coach and manager.

Azconzábal made his debut with Estudiantes de La Plata in 1994, and played for the club until 2002. That year, Azconzábal moved to Mexico to play for Tecos. he returned to Argentina in 2003 to play for Chacarita Juniors. Azconzábal then played for Universitario in Peru and Emelec in Ecuador before returning to Argentina to play for> Club Atlético Banfield. In 2006 he moved to Colombia to play for Independiente Medellín but returned once again to Argentina later that year to sign for Rosario Central. After a short period in UD Las Palmas, he signed for Club Atlético Tucumán.

After his retirement, Azconzábal was signed by Estudiantes as manager of football operations. Upon the resignation of Miguel Angel Russo on 7 November 2011, Azconzábal was named caretaker coach, and after a string of good results he was appointed as coach for the 2012 Clausura tournament.

Azconzábal's nickname is "el vasco", as his surname is of Basque origin.

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Sep 8, 1974
  • Argentina

on July 23, 2013


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