Boca Juniors sacked manager Hugo Ibarra

Boca Juniors sacked manager Hugo Ibarra

In this file photo taken on March 19, 2023, Boca Juniors team coach Hugo Ibarra leaves the field after the match against Instituto during the Argentine Professional Football League Tournament 2023 at the La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires. The Buenos Aires club said on Wednesday that BUENOS AIRES Boca Juniors have parted ways with manager Hugo Ibarra after a lackluster start to Argentina's domestic football season.

According to a Boca statement, the 48-year-old will be replaced by assistant coach Mariano Herron on an interim basis.

Club director Mauricio Serna said that the reserve coaching staff will take charge for now, if only for a few days.

It's not easy, but we are already working to bring in a new head coach. Ibarra led Boca to 20 wins, seven draws and nine defeats after replacing Sebastian Battaglia in July.

Boca is currently 14th in Argentina's 28 team Primera Division standings with 11 points from eight games.