The Argentine legend led Defensa y Justicia to a 3-0 victory over Lanus in the Copa Sudamericana’s final.
took over in Florencio Varela at the start of 2020 after a previous spell at
, and he led
to compete for the first time in the Copa Libertadores after the campaign that was interrupted for more than six months by the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the Argentine club missed out on qualification for the knock-out rounds, they secured third place in their group and passage to the secondary Sudamericana, where the former
star led his side to the title thanks to the goals from
in the final.
However, his future at the club remains unsure as Three of Argentina's traditional big clubs,
Racing Club, San Lorenzo,
, had shown interest in the ex-Argentina international's services.
“I am living in Defensa day-to-day,”
he stated to TyC Sports in January.
"I intend to go to a big South American side or look for a European opportunity, I'm not going to hold out for a Real Madrid."