Borghi quits as Boca coach
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Claudio Borghi resigned as coach of struggling Argentinian giants Boca Juniors today after defeat by bitter rivals River Plate yesterday left them in 15th place in the table.

The 46-year-old, who won the FIFA World Cup™ with Argentina as a player in 1986, said he was leaving on good terms but that a series of poor results had left him with no option.

Boca are 13 points adrift of league leaders Velez Sarsfield after 14 matches.

We leave each other on good terms. I am leaving because the results were not what they should have been.
Claudio Borghi, former Boca Juniors coach

"I am leaving the team and the coaching staff," said Borghi, who was appointed in May.

"We leave each other on good terms. I am leaving because the results were not what they should have been."

Borghi will be temporarily replaced by youth coach Roberto Pompei, who had assumed the same role at the beginning of the year when Abel Alves left the job.

Boca's board will announce a full-time replacement for Borghi in the next few weeks, with former international midfielder Diego Simeone among those being touted as potential candidates.