On Champions League on First B from Chile. Argentinean Nicolás Frutos, who has a short record as a professional trainer, became the new technical director of San Luis de Quilota, who will return to the second category of national football in 2019 after finishing as the bottom of the Primera in 2018.
At 37, the former striker arrived in the Fifth Region as a major bet on the new administration of the quillotano group, led by Argentine businessman Christian Le Bihan, who bought 71.55% of the ownership of the club that was in the hands of Jaime Baeza, Gaspar Goykokelea and Manuel Gahona.
In his history as a coach, there are experiences in the lower part of the Unión de Santa Fe in Argentina, Olympias in Paraguay and Anderlecht in Belgium. In this last club he has the idol status as a result of his outstanding cycle as a footballer between 2006 and 2010, where he scored 59 goals in 96 matches and won seven titles.
In the Champions League
It is in Anderlecht that he has his only experience as a professional trainer. Between September and October 2017 he became temporary coach of the most successful team in Belgium after the dismissal of Swiss René Weiler, with whom Frothos worked as an assistant.
During this time period, he led only four meetings, winning three victories and one defeat. He won two league matches and one from the Belgian Cup, while his only defeat was in the Champions League itself.
The new technical director, San Luis, surrendered to the luxury of directing in the maximum club competition in the world when he was on the Anderlecht bench in a 3-0 home defeat against Celtic from Scotland (9/27/17), England's commander Brendan Rogers.
It should be noted that as footballer Nicholas Frutos had a fruitful, but short career, because in 2010, at the age of 28, he had to retire affected by various injuries. As a player he was at the Union de Santa Fe (2000-2002), San Lorenzo (2002-2003), Nueva Chicago (2003), UD Las Palmas (2003), Gymnasium and Esgrima de La Plata (2004), Independent (2005) and Anderlecht (2006-2010).