Racing Club have appointed Ricardo Caruso Lombardi as their new coach, the 16th man to take charge at the hugely popular but troubled Argentine side in the last 10 years.
Caruso replaces Juan Manuel Llop, who quit after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to arch-rivals Independiente left Racing pointless after three games in the Clausura championship.
“I have a lot of faith in Racing’s players and I believe they are good enough to get out of this situation,” he said in a television interview.
“The important thing is that they believe in themselves.”
Racing are 16th in the relegation standings which are taken over three seasons in Argentina, a system aimed at preventing the big clubs from going down.
Last year, Racing narrowly escaped the drop when they won a two-leg promotion-relegation play off against Belgrano.
Caruso’s previous stint was at Newell’s Old Boys, where he helped save the club from relegation but left after publicly falling out with members of the squad.