Jose Omar Pastoriza, manager of Argentine side Independiente has died of a heart failure in the early hours of Monday morning in Buenos Aires.
Pastoriza was aged just 62, and had enjoyed success as both a player and a manager. As a player, Pastoriza, nicknamed ‘the duck’, played for Central, Racing Club and Independiente. As a coach, he won three Championships and a Copa Libertadores.
He played 18 times for Argentina, between 1970 and 1972, scoring 1 goal for his national team.
As a manager, he enjoyed most success at Independiente, where he was manager on 5 separate occasions, winning the league twice, the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup.
Pastoriza also managed numerous other club sides throughout South America, including Colombian side Millonarios, Argentines Boca Juniors, Brazilian team Gremio, and the national sides of Savaldor and Venezuela.