Former Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze is set to fight to redeem his coaching career after a disastrous first attempt with Godoy Cruz in the last campaign.

The former Argentine star started his career in football with Newell under 19 in the Argentine football league in 1996 before his switch to Real Valladolid in Spain. He played briefly before his loan stint in Portugal in action for Sporting CP.

The retired defender played for French Champions Paris St. Germain back in 2001 before his move to England where he played under Sir Alex Ferguson. He won a lot of accolades for the club until his move to Real Madrid in 2007. The player who is well travelled also featured for French and Italain clubs Marseille and AS Roma respectively before returning to his boyhood club where he ended his career after the 2013 season.

His stint with Godoy Cruz was terrible and he was sacked just after ten games at the helm. He won only two games, played a draw in two and chaired six losses. He was appointed the coach of Argentinos Juniors last month to attempt to restore the club to top flight football after they were relegated to the second division. The ex Red Devils player, who made 83 appearances for the club, is reported to have started making plans as the club prepares for the fight of their lives, the players to return to top flight football and Heinze to restore his image as a coach who should be taken seriously.

“I was motivated by the challenge, because the history of the club is very large and has a staff full of quality. For me it is a very big challenge. I will be here to grow as a professional,” he said at his unveiling. The player has been reported to have made changes to the team’s game plan and players ahead of the forthcoming season.