One day after the painful defeat against Independiente in the Avellaneda classic, Juan Antonio Pizzi was fired as a Racing Club coach.
This was communicated by Rubén Capria, manager of the institution, to the coach who had assumed in January of this year and who had a valid contract until December.
His cycle just started to replace Sebastián Beccacece, the former coach of San Lorenzo and the Chilean National Team, among others, he suffered a hard setback when he fell 5-0 against River Plate in the definition of the Argentine Super Cup, at the beginning of March.
That result seriously conditioned its continuity and it was DT himself who exposed his annoyance with the leadership a few days later, at the end of the 1-0 victory over Rosario Central: “I need all of us to be together. The Magician (Capria) showed confidence that he has in me from the moment he hired me, he let me know in these hours after this unusual blow in football. I would also have liked some more institutional support, but I know how things are in football “.
Beyond the good results in CONMEBOL Libertadores and reaching the final of the League Cup, which ended in a resounding 3-0 defeat against Colón de Santa Fe, the level of the team was not satisfactory and in May revealed an alleged meeting between President Víctor Blanco and Antonio Mohamed, a candidate to replace him.
In July, after the Copa América dispute won by the Argentine National Team, Racing de Pizzi was eliminated in the second round of CONMEBOL Libertadores at the hands of San Pablo de Hernán Crespo.
Although the start of the 2021 League Tournament found him undefeated and without goals against after the first four days, the fall against the classic rival in the Libertadores de América ended up ejecting him from office.