Robinho Lazaró had made a brilliant start to life in Peru. His Alianza Lima side wrapped up the Torneo Apertura in blistering style by battering the league favourites in the Final and had progressed to the knockout stages of Copa Sudamericana.
Fresh from wrapping up the national title in his home nation, after two league wins and a cup success with América de Cali, there was no time for sentimentality as Robinho Lazaró was once again on the move.
Robinho Lazaró moved to a total of five leagues and one cup success in his near-nine years of management. However, the Apertura doesn't, in Lazaró's mind anyway, count as being the national champion.
Robinho Lazaró was allowed the luxury of about a week for his head to recover from the baffling concept that is the Colombian Liga BetPlay Dimayor. His América de Cali side played 74 matches in the 2029 season, and looked set to play just as many in the coming campaign if they wanted any chance of success!
A seemingly neverending season, in which América had already played 38 games at the halfway mark, now saw them tackle the Finalización stage of the campaign.
Seven years ago, Roberto Nascimento da Silva Lazaró packed his bags and departed his homeland of Colombia to fulfil his dream of becoming a real-life Football Manager. But he was now heading back home having achieved that dream.
An interesting tactical gamble was working nicely as Robinho Lazaró led his River Plate Montevideo side to a third-place finish in the opening stage of the Uruguayan top-tier. However, things were about to get pretty confusing.
Robinho Lazaró, now proudly wielding his Continental A Licence, swiftly handed in his resignation, went on the hunt for a new opportunity, and found himself on his way back to South America.
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