Manager Ricardo Antonio La Volpe was operated succesfully at a hospital in Mexico City. The Argentinean had presented an aneurysm that forced him to leave his post with Atlante to not put his health in risk.
La Volpe had first detected the problem in 2010 when he was coaching the Costa Rican national team and after undergoing a new MRI decided to perate.
An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of a vein, and La Volpe presented the problem in the aorta, causing a risk of hemmoraging and putting his life in risk; the Argentinean hopes this will be the last time he has to be operated.
After the surgery the former Atlante and national team manager remains hospitalized as he recovers. He is expected to be released this weekend.
- He began his career at Banfield in 1971, where he remained until 1975. Photo: Diario Olé
- From 1975-1979 he was at San Lorenzo de Almagro. Photo: Tomada de Internet
- He was the third goalkeeper for the Argentina national team at the 1978 World Cup. Photo: Tomada de Internet
- He played at Atlante from 1979-1982. Photo: Tomada de Internet
- In 1982-83 he played for Oaxtepec, then he decided to retire so he could coach the club for two more years, until 1985. Photo: Tomada de Internet
- The 1988-89 season was his first go-round as coach of Atlante. Photo: atlantepotros.com.mx
- He coached Chivas in 1989-90 until Round 14. Photo: Tomada de Internet
- He was at Querétaro in 1990-91. Photo: Mexsport
- He coached Atlante from 1991-1996, winning the league championship in 1992-93. Photo: Mexsport
- He only coached America for four matches in Winter '96. Photo: Tomada de Internet
- He was at Atlas from 1997-2001, taking the Zorros to the final in Summer 99. Photo: Mexsport
- From Winter 2001 to Apertura 2002 he coached Toluca, which also lifted the title, though officially it was for Alberto Jorge, as the 'Bigotón' was already the Mexican coach at that moment; however, in the final against Morelia he made the decisions in the locker room. Photo: Mexsport
- He completed the world cycle with the Mexican national team from 2002-2006. He was the Gold Cup champion in 2003 and reached the quarterfinals in the Germany World Cup. Photo: Getty Images
- In 2006 he coached Boca Juniors, but they lost the league title against Estudiantes in a playoff game. Photo: Getty Images
- In 2007 he went to Vélez Sársfield, a venture where he requested the services of Mexican Mario Méndez at his side. Photo: Getty Images
- He coached Monterrey in two short tournaments in 2008. Photo: Mexsport
- In 2009 he returned to the Zorros of Atlas, and spent a year there. Photo: Mexsport
- In 2010 he was hired by the Federation of Costa Rica, but he was fired after failing to win the Gold Cup in 2011. Photo: Getty Images
- In August 2011 he arrived at Banfield, but in December he resigned after poor results. Photo: Club Banfield
- He returned to Mexico to coach Atlante for the third time in Apertura 2012, where the highlight was this greeting with his eternal enemy: Hugo Sánchez. Photo: La Vanguardia