Bogotá- The technical director of Patriotas Boyacá, Jhon Mario Ramírez, died at age 50, after several days hospitalized for Covid-19 infection, the Colombian club reported this Saturday in a statement“We deeply regret giving the saddest news in our history, the passing of our technical director Jhon Mario Ramírez,” said Patriotas, sending condolences to the family.
Ramírez (1970-2021) was a midfielder for several Colombian teams with whom he played until 2008, and also participated in the National Team between 1996-1997.
He had assumed as technical director of Patriotas this same year, after being an assistant to Millonarios, a team with which he won the title in 2011.
The technician had been admitted for two weeks in the intensive care unit of the San Rafael Hospital in the city of Tunja, capital of Boyacá, according to local media.
The steel club announced on Tuesday that it was temporarily replacing the coach with Jorge Luis Bernal, to take over the training of the Boyacá team for the league.