Finally, this Wednesday was officially confirmed a Ricardo Gareca as new manager of Vélez. El Fortín, which suffered the departure of Alexander Medina after defeat against MouthIt was always clear it was time to make the rounds of a man of the house. Tigre will thus begin his second coaching cycle of the club and, in this way, the wishes of the fans who have asked for his return will be fulfilled.
Liniers’ team was not having its best moment, which led to the departure of the Cacique. In the first five dates of the current tournament, they had picked up just 5 drives, the product of one win, two draws and two losses. However, in his visit to Córdoba on the final day, now without Medina, Vélez showed another face, he added three and was now just five points off the top of the table with more than 20 dates to go.
Gareca will aim at recover the performances of players like Lucas Pratto, Diego Godin, Lautaro Giannetti, among others. On the other hand, he has the ability to empower young people like Julián Fernández, Mateo Seoane, Elías Cabrera, among many others. Logically, his experience and knowledge of the institution make him the right man for this moment.
Vélez announced the arrival of Tigre with a photo and video in training gear where the brand new DT waves his fingers in a V shape.
Gareca’s contract will last until December 2023, i.e. until the end of the year. El Fortín will have elections this year and, for this reason, one of Tigre’s requirements would be that, whoever wins the electoral act, Christian Bassedas, current manager, continues in office.
On his first pass, the 65-year-old coach’s numbers were extraordinary. Gareca won the Clausura 2009, the Clausura 2011, the Torneo Inicial 2012 and the Super Cup 2012/13. In total, he led 254 matches, won 130 times, drew 65 and lost the remaining 59. These results give him a 60% effectiveness rate.
In the meantime, the duo made up of Marcelo Bravo-Hernán Manrique has taken over the technical management of the squad on an interim basis: the club’s intention is for both technicians to lead the team that will play this Sunday from 9:30 against Talleres de Córdoba for the sixth round of the tournament.
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