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Who is Pablo Repetto, new coach of Atlético Nacional?

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Who is Pablo Repetto, new coach of Atlético Nacional?

¡National Athletic seeks to make a statement! After the bad football moment that the Paisa team is experiencing, the directives are behind the hiring of Pablo RepettoUruguayan coach, who knew how to guide Independiente del Valle to the Copa Libertadores final, and who was the manager of that successful process.

After the departure of Jhon Jairo Bodmer, due to poor results, the directors of Atlético Nacional are close to closing the hiring of the Uruguayan coach, a man with an interesting track record and with whom they would seek to start a successful process alongside the minor divisions.

Although Pablo Repetto is a name that has been liked by a large part of the ‘purslane’ crowd, the truth is that there are also certain doubts because many consider that he plays defensive football and his most recent time at Santos Laguna is worrying. Mexico, where it barely achieved a performance of more than 33%.

Pablo Repetto’s career in football

Respect He began his career as a coach in Fénix, a team that played in the Second Professional Division of Uruguay. His debut as a coach was successful, achieving the championship and promotion to the First Division. However, his time in the top flight was not so positive and he ended up being dismissed.

After a brief time at Cerro, Repetto had an experience in soccer Bolivian with Blooming of Santa Cruz. Although the campaign in Cerro was unfinished, he managed to win the 2009 Liguilla with the team. However, his experience in Bolivia was not successful and he soon returned to Uruguay.

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In 2010, he was hired by Defensor Sportingwhere he had an outstanding performance in the 2010 Apertura Tournament. Despite this, internal problems and transfers of important players affected the team’s performance, and Repetto was fired in December 2011.

His next destination was Independent of the Valley of Ecuador in 2012, where he managed to take the team to the final of the 2016 Copa Libertadores, being runner-up against Atlético Nacional of Colombia. This achievement highlighted him as the first coach to win and eliminate teams like Boca Juniors y River Plate in the same edition of the Copa Libertadores, commanding an Ecuadorian team.

After his time in Ecuador, Repetto had brief experiences in teams such as Baniyas in the UAE and Olimpia in Paraguaywhere he did not manage to stay for long.

In July 2017, he assumed the technical direction of Liga Deportiva Universitaria in Ecuador, managing to save the team from relegation and subsequently winning the first stage of the local tournament. This victory gave him his first title as a coach and the team’s first in 8 years.

In December 2021, Repetto returned to Uruguay to take the reins of Nacional, with whom he won the Uruguayan Championship title. However, his contract ended in December 2022.

His last known experience was at Santos Laguna in Mexico, where he announced his departure in February 2024 after a loss to Tigres.

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