Gonzalo Quesada takes over at the Jaguares

Date published: August 8 2018

Former Stade Francais boss Gonzalo Quesada has been announced as the Jaguares’ new head coach following the departure of Mario Ledesma.

Ledesma will lead Argentina into the 2019 World Cup in Japan after a successful year in charge of the franchise and Quesada has been confirmed as his replacement.

The 44-year-old, who played as a fly-half, featured 38 times for Los Pumas before hanging up his boots in 2008 to focus on coaching.

He had stints with France and Racing Metro, but it was at Stade where the ex-pivot enjoyed success, leading them to the Top 14 title in 2015 and the Challenge Cup in 2017.

“It was time to go back to my country and bring Argentine rugby all my experience,” Quesada said.

“My biggest challenge is to have more players, improve the preparation and contribute to Argentine rugby as it continues to grow. If we only think of the results we are going to make a mistake. We want this process to move forward.”