Popular Diaz returns for third stint at River

"Ramon Diaz has become River Plate's new coach. This Thursday afternoon, the club's president [Daniel Passarella] verbally agreed Ramon Diaz's arrival," the record 33-times league champions told their official website.

The 53-year-old had previous spells in charge between 1995-99 and 2001/02, but this is likely to be the hardest since River, back in the first division after their traumatic relegation last year, do not have the gifted squad they had then.

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