On this day in 2008: Leicester sack head coach Marcelo Loffreda after one season


Leicester Tigers sacked head trainer Marcelo Loffreda after just one season in rate on the Premiership membership on this present day in 2008.

Loffreda arrived at Welford Street 3 months into the season after he led Argentina to the International Cup semi-finals in 2007.

Issues didn't reasonably move to devise for him all over the marketing campaign as Leicester didn't protect their name.

The Tigers had been additionally unusually dumped out of the Heineken Cup team phases sooner than dropping to the Ospreys within the ultimate of the EDF Power Cup.

Leicester Tigers had been crushed through London Wasps within the Premiership ultimate (David Davies/PA)

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They received 13 in their 22 video games which earned them a fourth-place end within the Premiership however got here up quick in some other ultimate when they suffered a 26-16 defeat by the hands of Wasps within the play-offs.

Loffreda used to be sacked lower than 8 months into his position, after dropping 9 league video games and a failure to win any trophies.

After he used to be sacked through the membership, Loffreda mentioned: “I used to be upset, as a result of I didn’t have sufficient time to be informed and regulate. Leicester have very top expectancies and are all the time in a hurry to win trophies.”