Famous Coaches of Boca
Juan Carlos Lorenzo: “El Toto”, who was also well known in Italy, masterminded Boca’s first international titles. A truly great figure.
Alfredo Di Stefano: “The Arrow” won the double in his first stint in 1969, playing a highly attacking brand of football, but was unsuccessful on his return in 1985.
Cesar Luis Menotti: Although he won the championship as a player in 1966, he was unable to equal that feat as a coach. He had two stints in charge of the club, lasting a total of 75 matches.
Carlos Bilardo: A decade after winning the World Cup, he endured a turbulent year in 1996, with a lot of new signings and little to show for them.
Carlos Bianchi: The man who changed the course of the club’s history with simplicity and intelligence. He led the club to the Copa Libertadores after a gap of 22 years and also saw off the likes of Real Madrid and AC Milan. He is the club’s most successful coach, with four national championships, three triumphs in the Copa Libertadores and two Intercontinental Cups.
Alf io Basile: Another Argentinian national coach who managed Boca – and successfully too, winning five titles out of five, thus prompting his return to the national set-up.
Oscar Tabarez: “The Maestro”, formerly of Cagliari and AC Milan and now coach of his native Uruguay, he left a lasting impression on the fans by winning the championship in 1992, thus ending an 11 -year wait. He then returned a decade later, coming very close to another championship win.
Vicente Feola: The man who became Boca’s coach in 1961 after coaching Brazil to World Cup glory in 1958.