After just over two years in charge of Pumas UNAM - although it felt a lot longer given the mass of football played in Mexico - Robinho Lazaró was open to a new challenge as his days of management were limited by age.
Pumas UNAM fans had an unforgettable season in 2070/71 as Robinho Lazaró led their club to a remarkable cup quadruple, as well as a second successive Liga MX Clausura Final. But could the Colombian's young squad go one step further and win the Liga MX title?
Pumas bid farewell to their soon-to-be superstar midfielder Nogueira for a scandalously low fee as the clock ticked over to 2071. Robinho Lazaró now somehow had to replace the Brazilian's club-leading goals and assists with a minimal budget.
Pumas won the first league trophy of 2069/70 and finished runner-up in the second, while reaching the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League during Robinho Lazaró's first six months in charge.
Robinho Lazaró wasted no time in wrapping up his first trophy at his 22nd club in football management. His new side Pumas won the Liga MX Apertura title inspired by their young starlets Nogueira and Lucas.
After sealing a second Peruvian title with Universitario, Robinho Lazaró agreed to return to México with Pumas. However, his promise to join them at the end of the Peruvian season backfired as it meant an 11-month period of limbo between the two roles.
The early days of Robinho Lazaró's second spell in Chile after joining Universitario, the rival of his former club Alianza Lima, had gone very nicely indeed. His new side won the Apertura league stage after a thrilling final second leg, and he was now focused on strengthening a threadbare squad.
Having overachieved massively at Vasco to take a clean sweep of the main three trophies on offer, Robinho Lazaró tendered his resignation to a troublesome-seeming incoming President.
At the ripe old age of 82, Robinho Lazaró was as hungry as ever, leading his exciting young Vasco da Gama squad into the 2067 campaign. HIs big aim for the season ahead was to take a title fight to Goianiense, who'd won the last two Série A, after finishing third in 2066. Vasco began... Continue Reading →