Sebastián Andrés Beccacece is an Argentine football manager.
Beccacece played for Argentine amateur club Juan XXIII as a full-back when he was teenager. After failing to have success as footballer, he involved in football management, beginning at Newell’s Old Boys football academy in 2001.
Since 2003, aged twenty three, he worked as Jorge Sampaoli’s assistant coach, joining alongside him to Peruvian side Sport Boys from Callao. After four years at the Peruvian football, in 2008, they moved to Chilean top-level club O’Higgins, staying there until August of the incoming year. Weeks later, they signed for Emelec, Ecuadorian giant.
In 2010, following the World Cup, he had the possibility to work with Marcelo Bielsa in the Chile national football team. Nevertheless, Beccacece refused the offer and remained as Sampaoli’s assistant. Then, in December, they returned to Chile, joining powerhouse club Universidad de Chile to face the 2011 season. There, together reached the two league titles (Apertura and Clausura) and the Copa Sudamericana.
Following their success at Universidad de Chile, in 2013, Beccacece and Sampaoli were signed by the ANFP to led the Chile national team, finally arriving there after rejecting Bielsa’s offer. At Chile they achieved the qualification to the 2014 World Cup finals and the first ever Copa América title in the country’s history. In 2015, they resigned from the Chile national team amid the FIFA corruption case where they were involved alongside Federation’s president Sergio Jadue.