Former Argentina defender Roberto Sensini has resigned as coach of Newell’s Old Boys.
The 44-year-old, who had been in charge since 2009, became the fourth coaching casualty in nine rounds of matches in the Clausura championship.
“Despite trying to convince him to carry on, he’s a man of the house and we must respect his decision,” sporting director Gustavo Dezotti said on the club’s official website (wwws.newellsoldboys.com.ar).
“He decided to go because the last thing he wants is to harm Newell’s,” added Dezotti, a former team mate of Sensini’s at the club and in Argentina’s 1990 World Cup final side.
“It’s a decision he’d been thinking about for some time and perhaps he took time to make it because of our relationship and because we insisted he stay despite the series of negative results.”
Newell’s 2-0 defeat by Velez Sarsfield on Sunday was their fourth in five matches and seventh game without a win.
Sensini leaves Newell’s one from bottom of the standings with five points.
Fernando Gamboa, another former Newell’s player, was sacked by Colon at the weekend with his team in mid-table on 13 points but having lost four successive home games.