Luis Amaranto Perea was appointed as Junior de Barranquilla’s coach and will lead the team in the Copa Libertadores.
Junior from Barranquilla, team that comes from being champion of the Colombian Super League, announced that the Uruguayan Julio Comesaña He left his position as coach of the club and, in his place, will assume the ex-Boca Luis Amaranth Perea.
It is a great challenge for the Colombian, who wore the shirt xeneize on 26 occasions and it was enough to lift two titles before going to play Spanish football: nothing less than Opening 2003 and the Intercontinental Cup 2003 before a star-studded Milan.
At the age of 41 and three after graduating as a coach, he will have his second experience in the highest category of coffee football, after having managed Itagüí Leones until mid-2019.
Perea graduated from DT in Spain in mid-2017 and, six months after graduating, Atlético de Madrid, a club in which he played for nine years, opened the doors for him to coach the Inferiores.
He was in the position for eight months until in September 2018 he got the opportunity to coach in the Colombian First Division, although he could not avoid the descent of Itagüí.
A year after that bad drink, he reached the final home run with the same team to fight again for promotion.
Then he dedicated himself to continue acquiring knowledge and was even part of the training of the Colombian team led by Carlos Queiroz in the preview of the friendly matches against Chile and Argentina in October 2019.
After a year without practicing, Comesaña gave him an opportunity in Junior and added him to his work group as a technical assistant.
Now, with the departure of the Uruguayan, Perea will take over with Luis Grau of the team, which has among other holders an old acquaintance of the Argentines: Teo Gutiérrez, who knew how to wear River and Racing shirts in our country, among others. .
The former Boca will have his great debut in charge of Junior next Thursday at the Copa Libertadores re-release.
The Colombian team will visit Barcelona de Guayaquil looking for its first victory in the group stage, where it closes its zone without units after the defeats in the two initial dates against Flamengo and Independent of the Valley.
Perea planted a starting eleven in practice this Tuesday before traveling to Ecuador and among the starters was Teo, a fundamental weapon of Junior’s offense.