Ramon Diaz named new coach of Independiente

Argentine club Independiente has named Ramon Diaz as its new

coach, replacing Antonio Mohamed who resigned last week.

The club said Monday that Diaz had signed a one-year contract

and would lead his first practice on Tuesday.

Diaz has also coached Argentine clubs River Plate and San

Lorenzo, and America in Mexico City.

Independiente has only seven points in six matches and is lodged

in 14th place in the Apertura championship.