Sergio Markarian, known as the Magician, was born on November 1, 1944 in Montevideo, Uruguay into a family of Armenian descent, as a child he moved to Argentina to live there between 7 and 18. After studying he was named Manager of Production and Maintenance and then General Manager in a fuel distributor in Uruguay. As a child he played as a central defender left until age 17 abandoned this practice, having never played football professionally. In 1974 the leadership of the Danube River Soccer Club, who had a great friendship with him, asks him to take over the club’s training division. At that time the title was not as technical director, and after a spectacular campaign decides to do the course and train as a soccer coach, starting as a professional in CA Bella Vista of their country. Throughout his long career he has achieved significant success with some of the teams he managed, especially in Paraguay and Peru.He was also coach of Paraguay during two distinct periods: the first in 1992, led by the under-23 champion earning the title of South American Olympic qualifying tournament played in Paraguay that was given a quota to participate in the football tournament of the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992, and the other between 1999 and 2002, this time heading to the absolute that managed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. Significantly, went to Sporting Cristal of Peru in the Copa Libertadores 1997 ion of which was runner-up. After directing Universidad de Chile for a semester, waiver of the institution justify not feeling well and the fact that he said would damage the referee constantly. Still, he managed with his team Apertura championship 2009 in Chile after five years without the institution achieved a title and the Panathinaikon of Greece makes it to semi-finals of Champions ligue.