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Ricardo Antonio La Volpe Guarchoni, born February 6, 1952 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine football manager. La Volpe is a former Argentine World Cup winning goalkeeper and the former coach of the Mexican national team. He is known for his tactical flexibility during matches and abrasive manner, as well as chain-smoking on the touchline. As a Club Manager he won the Mexican league in 1993 with Atlante F.C.
In 2008, Ricardo La Volpe returned to Mexico as manager of CF Monterrey. After several days of speculation, the decision was finally announced in the club's official website, as the replacement of former manager Isaac Mizrahi. He had a bumpy start, and didn't win until his fifth match. CF Monterrey finished the season in 8th place and had the league's leading goal scorer, Humberto Suazo. Monterrey's league would end in the semi-finals in which they were eliminated by Santos Laguna after an aggregate score of 3-3. Fans of Monterrey spoke highly of La Volpe for helping the team reach the playoffs again after two dismal seasons of not qualifying including a last place finish during the last tournament. In the Apertura 2008 the team would have a fairly good start, but completely fell apart towards the end of the tournament placing Monterrey in the bottom of the table, hence not qualifying to the playoffs . After the disappointing tournament, the team did not offer the money La Volpe was looking for and he decided to leave the team.
On January 28, 2009, Ricardo La Volpe signed, once again, with F.C. Atlas A.C.. Fans of the team had been yearning for him to come back to the squad in which many said he had his most success. The tournament wasn't successful with the team failing to qualify to the playoffs, finishing 13th. On 18 November 2009 the Argentine coach quit F.C. Atlas A.C. due to poor results, and was replaced by Carlos Ischia.
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