Perrone steps away from Emelec

Gabriel Perrone announced his resignation as the coach of Ecuador

club Emelec on Wednesday.

The Argentine told Emelec officials he “lacked motivation” to

continue in the job.

Emelec was a favorite to win the 2009 league title, but

finished third. Despite the disappointment, Emelec will face

Newell’s Old Boy of Argentina next month in the Copa Libertadores.

Emelec officials said they expected to name a replacement for

Perrone in the next few days.