Russo leaves Estudiantes after run of bad results

BY foxsports • November 7, 2011

Estudiantes has parted company with coach Miguel Angel Russo after 14 matches following a string of poor results in the Argentine Apertura tournament.

Estudiantes president Enrique Lombardi says Russo has left by mutual consent after agreeing his ''cycle was at an end.''

The team is joint bottom of the Apertura standings, 22 points behind leader Boca Juniors, after losing 3-1 at Godoy Cruz on Saturday.

Estudiantes has been among South America's best sides in recent years, winning the domestic title in 2006 and 2010 and a Copa Libertadores title in 2009.

Russo earned two victories, four draws and eight defeats at Estudiantes.

Former Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino has been mentioned as a possible successor.

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