Monday, June 24, 2024

Argentina hockey and Carlos Retegui cut ties after dual gender success

Carlos Retegui’s garlanded tenure as coach with Argentina has ended after Fernando Ferrara was revealed as the next women’s head coach.

Retegui, 51, had announced his intentions to continue at the helm following the women’s silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

But the Argentine Hockey Confederation (CAH) saw otherwise and appointed Ferrara, the three-time Olympian and former under-21 coach. She was also coach of Italy women for eight years.

Retegui, 52 next month, was placed as a technical director in 2009 before leading Las Leonas to the 2010 World Cup title and 2012 Champions Trophy success. Silver at London 2012 and World Cup bronze followed two years later.

Retegui was then installed as men’s national coach and took the team to Olympic gold.

“I thank the players, players, my loyal coaching teammates and the leaders,” he said in a statement.

“Thank you all, forever for everything, especially to the players and the leaders who trusted me, to my loyal co-workers.

“For now, rest, reflect and enjoy my time. Always think positively, and be optimistic about what is to come.”

Mariano Ronconi was also confirmed as head of the men’s national side last month.

Mariano Ronconi, a former goalkeeper, coached the side at Tokyo 2020, having taken the helm last autumn from Germán Orozco, who was fired by Argentine Hockey.

Total Hockey


Most Popular


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

FIH Hockey Pro League: Australian men secure World Cup berth, Dutch women win title

Australia qualified for the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2026 after Great...

Irish para hockey champions meet Taoiseach after Special Olympics gold

Ireland's Hockey Intellectual Disability team have enjoyed a memorable week since...

How Newport, formed in 2017, won England Hockey emerging club of the year award

Seven short years on from being formed, Newport Hockey Club were...

‘This will be my last Olympic Games – I’ll appreciate every moment’

Team GB women's hockey captain Hollie Pearne-Webb will once again wear...

- A word from our sponsors -