Football: Carlos Aviña appointed Monaco’s new technical director

AS Monaco technical director Carlos Aviña

Carlos Aviña has been confirmed as AS Monaco’s new technical director. The Mexican arrives from satellite club Cercle Brugge and will work alongside new sporting director Thiago Scuro.

The post has been left vacant since Laurence Stewart’s departure to Chelsea in January. Aviña has been the sporting director at Cercle Brugge since 2020 and has a strong working relationship with Paul Mitchell, who was one of many advocates for his arrival. The Englishman continues to aid Scuro in a consultancy capacity as the Brazilian finds his feet at the Principality club.

Aviña arrives at Monaco with his reputation enhanced after Cercle Brugge reached the Belgian play-offs last season, a historic feat for a club on the rise.

Addressing the fans of the Belgian club, Aviña said, “[It is] difficult to explain with words what Cercle Brugge means to me. Thank you to all the supporters, players, staff and employees for your support throughout these amazing three years! [I] will always have the Groen-Zwart in my heart, [and] will never forget you.”

Thiago Scuro: “He’ll add a lot of value to the plans we have”

Aviña has already arrived at the club, having announced his departure from Cercle Brugge in a press conference on Friday. He was at the Gabriel Montpied Stadium as Monaco beat Clermont Foot in their first match of the Ligue 1 season on Sunday, and was shown celebrating the victory with the squad and the backroom staff on the club’s media channels.

Addressing Aviña’s arrival, Scuro believes that the Mexican will have a positive impact on the club.

“I am very happy to have Carlos’ knowledge and support. We have had very good interactions since the beginning of my journey here. I am sure that he’ll add a lot of value to the plans we have for the future,” said the Brazilian sporting director.



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