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Cesar Luis Menotti


Cesar Luis Menotti, known as El Flaco ("the slim one") is an Argentine football coach and former player, who as coach, won the 1978 FIFA World Cup for Argentina.

Menotti grew up in the Fisherton district of Rosario, and played for local clubs before a scout for Rosario Central picked him up. He played in the youth divisions while attending high school (he graduated as a chemical technician) and was signed by Central. He also played for the Argentine national football team and Pele's Santos FC.

After the fiasco of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, the Argentine Football Association top brass decided to offer Menotti the position of national coach. The political connections of Huracan strongman David Bracuto and union leader Paulino Niembro were critical in closing the deal.he was a great player with skill

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