Hoyos led Aldosivi from 2019 to 2021.

Alexander Medina went to Inter de Porto Alegre and vacated the post of Talleres DT, which after a few weeks without definitions, arranged the arrival of Ángel Guillermo Hoyos. The “football father” of Lionel Messi, after a stint in Aldosivi -he remained until January 2021-, will have a second stage for the Cordoba team, given that he directed it in 2014 for a total of 21 games (He won eight, tied eight and lost five), in addition to having been a player in the periods of 1979-80 and 1983-84.

To the 58-year-old coach from Villa María (June 9, 1963), who shared the delegation with Diego Armando Maradona in the 1979 U-20 World Cup, He had to live on the streets when he was little, because with his family he moved to Buenos Aires for work reasons of his father, who suffered from alcohol addiction and ended up losing his job, becoming homeless.

Hoyos led Aldosivi from 2019 to 2021.

“They were two hard years, between the ages of 8 and 10, but I don’t deny that because it gave me apprenticeships. My day started in Constitución, after having lunch in the Church that is in the square. I was always a refugee from the Church, which is why I am such a believer. He shined boots, opened taxi doors, sold newspapers, left stamps in bars. They did not let me enter the hotels because I had no hygiene“, explained the DT in an interview with Clarín.

Along the same lines, the former Aldosivi added: “I was able to dodge the temptations and the bad together. I never stole. I had a partnership with another boy and at midnight we shared what was collected. If there were 10, there were 5 for each; if there were 11, we left one in the well for the next day “.

The DT from Cordoba, with the diver from Atlas de México.

The DT from Cordoba, with the diver from Atlas de México.

Due to this situation, Hoyos returned to Villa María to live with his grandfather and studied at a religious school, where he began to play soccer and discovered his great passion. He started his career in Banfield and César Luis Menotti included him on the payroll of the Argentine U-20 National Team to represent the 1979 World Cup in Japan as a companion to the Albiceleste delegation that, of course, would be world champion that year.

Hoyos, Messi’s soccer father

Finished his career as a player, The Cordovan trained to direct youth and the great opportunity came in 2003, when he was put in charge of the 1987 Barcelona category, in which he was none other than Lionel Messi, that she even invited him to her wedding in 2016. “The day I met Leo I realized that it was different. Everyone really noticed. For me it is the best in history. We did a reduced one and it had a speed that I had only seen from Diego. After a few weeks I had a meeting with the leaders and I told them that Messi was Maradona, not to waste time “, he counted.

Hoyos with Messi when he was just starting in Barcelona.

Hoyos with Messi when he was just starting in Barcelona.

As a coach, Hoyos has long experience, having led teams such as Once Caldas, Atlas, Universidad de Chile, the Bolivian national team and Aldosivi. Al Tiburon, which had been his last experience so far, arrived in 2019 and directed a total of 26 games (he won 8, tied 4 and lost 14), leaving office in January 2021. Now, after the departure of Cacique Medina, he will be the one who will occupy the Talleres bench, with the challenge of the Copa Libertadores ahead.

The former U of Chile will return to Workshops.

The former U of Chile will return to Workshops.

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