There is no doubt that the “son of tango”, the coach of the first football team of the Argentine club Al Hilal, Ramon Diaz, is very popular with the fans, with whom he has many distinguished memories, after he had previously trained and led the team to many football glories.
Diaz aspires to lead the leader to a new continental title in the AFC Champions League competition, as the club is in the final match in which it will face its Japanese counterpart, Urawa Red Diamonds, on April 29 in Riyadh and back on May 6 in Saitama.
On the training level, Diaz oversaw the training of many clubs in Argentina and abroad, and won many titles, most notably 9 titles with River Plate, including 6 in the Argentine League, a title in the Copa Libertadores competition, the local Super Cup and the Argentine Super Cup, and he also won the league title once with San Francisco. Lorenzo.
And the beginning was in the world of training with River Plate in two periods, the first was from 1995 to 1999, and the second from 2001 to 2002, and during this period the team won the league title 5 times, in addition to winning the Copa Libertadores title in 1996 and the Super Cup.
After spending two years with English club Oxford United, Diaz returned to Argentina at the end of 2006 to train San Lorenzo, where he won the league title in 2007.
Then the Argentine coach moved between training the Mexican Club America and going through a second period with San Lorenzo and Independiente of Argentina, before taking over the Paraguay national team in 2014, but he resigned in 2016 after being eliminated from the group stage in the Copa America.
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The coach had a remarkable presence with Al-Hilal during the first period in which he supervised the team’s training during the period from 2016 to 2018 and led him to win the league title once, the King’s Cup once and the Super Lusail Cup once, and he also reached the final of the AFC Champions League in 2017.
Diaz is associated with a sad memory against Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds, specifically after losing to him in the final match of the AFC Champions League in the 2017 edition, as Diaz did not succeed in leading the “Blue” to an awaited title for the fans and fans of the team.
Diaz’s great experience did not help in the confrontation against Urawa at the time, despite the impressive levels he presented in the competition by topping Group D and surpassing in the final rounds the Iranian independence of Khuzestan, his compatriot Persepolis, and the Emirati Al Ain.
And with an unbeaten record throughout the competition, up to the final match, in which he lost in the second leg, only with a fatal goal by Urawa player Rafael Silva in the minute (88), as the first-leg match ended 1-1.
Al-Hilal fans hoped that Diaz’s second era with the team would be brighter, especially after Al-Hilal won the Saudi League title last season and achieved second place in the Club World Cup competition.
After returning to the “Blue” last season, Diaz succeeded in winning the Saudi League title with Al-Hilal after a very exciting season, which the team won, with only two points ahead of Al-Ittihad, who finished in second place.
Al-Hilal, under the leadership of Diaz, presented distinguished levels in the Club World Cup that was held in Morocco late last year, as it achieved a historic achievement by finishing second behind Real Madrid, who beat it 5-3 in the final match.
Diaz’s battalion painted bright paintings in the tournament after defeating Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca with a penalty shootout 5-3 after a draw in the original and extra time 1-1, and beating Brazilian Flamengo 3-2 in the semi-final match, so that the dreams’ march stopped after that in front of the European champion. Real Madrid in the final.
The Argentine coach aspires to write his name in the records of the champion coaches, as he is steadily moving towards a fifth coronation after he topped the first group, and won in the final rounds over Shabab Al-Ahly Dubai 3-1, and the Iranian Khuzestan Steel 1-0 and Al-Duhail 7-0.