Long-time striker turned football manager who became the head coach of the Chile national team in 2016. He represented Spain as a player for 4 years, appearing with them in a single World Cup and single European Championship. He was a manager for more than a decade before landing the Chile job.
He was brought up through the youth system of Rosario Central and spent his first few years at the senior level with the club.
In his best seasons as a player, he scored 46 goals in 73 appearances with Tenerife between 1994 and 1996. He previously scored 30 goals in 68 appearances with Tenerife between 1991 and 1993.
He was born Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja in Santa Fe, Argentina.