Jorge Solari

Jorge Raúl Solari, is a former Argentine football player and manager.

Playing career

Solari, nicknamed "El Indio", played as a midfielder for several clubs in Argentina, he started his career with Newell's Old Boys in 1960. In 1962 he signed for Vélez Sársfield and in 1964 he joined River Plate. Solari represented Argentina in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Solari left River in 1969 and had a short spell with Estudiantes de La Plata before retirement.
He also played in the Primera División de México for Club de Fútbol Torreón.

Managerial career

Solari has managed clubs all over the world, these including Atlético Junior in Colombia where he won the Apertura 1977 title, Club Renato Cesarini a club he helped to create, Newell's Old Boys, twice runners up in Argentina. In 1988–1989 he led Independiente to the Primera division championship in Argentina. He was manager of CD Tenerife in Spain and led Saudi Arabia past the group stages of the World Cup for the first time in their history.
After his success with Saudi Arabia he joined Yokohama Marinos in Japan.

Personal life

Solari came from a sporting family: his brother Eduardo, three of his nephews, Santiago, Esteban, and David, were also footballers. His niece, Liz, worked as an actress.

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