The output of Hugh Ibarra From Mouth It has already become final and the club chaired by Jorge Ameal, however, leads Juan Roman Riquelme look for his successor Tatta Martino ahead of preferences but other names sound like an option in case Rosario’s coach is not convinced by the proposal.
Black Ibarra is history. The DT champion of the championship and the 2022 Super Cup had actually been for months without finding a football path his team and the weak start of the tournament (he’s already 7 points behind the leader) ended up decreeing his departure, a week before the start of the Libertadores Cup. Backup technician Mariano HerroneWill he be the one to lead the team next Saturday visiting Barracas Central, and on Thursday the 6th will he play in Venezuela against Monagas, with a new coach?
The dance of names has been going on for some time at the Brandsen 805, beyond the fact that last Saturday Boca beat Olimpo for the Argentina Cup (always playing badly), with Ibarra on the bench and confident of staying in his place . First on the list was Gerard Martino, the former Newell’s and Barcelona, with passages through the teams of Paraguay, Argentina and Mexico. At 60, Tata can reposition himself in Argentine football with a big challenge, even if the big question mark seems to be coexistence with the Football Council.
Since the beginning of Ameal Riquelme’s management, in December 2019, Boca’s DTs have always been from Román’s palate or trained in the club: Miguel Ángel Russo, Sebastián Battaglia and the recent passage of Hugo Ibarra. They were all champions, it’s true. But that bond that placed them in the bank also held them hostage to uncomfortable, traumatic and/or delayed departures. In a political year (There are elections in December), the bet of Boca’s management could be logical: definitively delegate the bank to a coach and bet on the polls.
Experience will be a fundamental factor in saving a team that is going through a crisis, not only footballing but also emotional, which is why another of the candidates to lead Boca is Jose Pekermanthe coach of the only World Cup that Riquelme has played, in Germany in 2006. At the age of 73 and a life dedicated to football, José made his name managing the Juveniles de la Albiceleste, he got his chance with the Major, has left great memories in Colombia and comes from a short time in Venezuela: almost all of his curriculum is related to selections. At club level he has only managed two teams in Mexico, Toluca and Tigres, with moderate results.
And if the idea is to unite trajectory and sheet metal, what name could surpass that of Carl Bianchi? The viceroy is a pride of the club and with Riquelme he maintains a relationship of friendship and respect even if he finds it hard to believe that he will see the role of coach again. His first two cycles driving Xeneize, more than 20 years ago, took him to the top of the world. The third, in 2013, lasted a year and a half and saw him fight for the Libertadores (he was eliminated on penalties in the quarterfinals against Newell’s de Martino) but it was never the same again: he won no titles, he was second from bottom in the 2013 Torneo Finale, did not qualify for the subsequent Libertadores and was expelled in August 2014 by the then president Daniele Angelici after losing three of their first four matches of the 2014 Final.
Bianchi no longer directed and during this period was only linked with Velez, the club that saw him born and in which he has legendary status after making him world champion in 1994. “If they need me, I’m here,” the viceroy allegedly said when Fortín suffered with relegation. It wasn’t necessary. Meanwhile, he can be seen in his box at the Liniers stadium, where he enjoys tranquility and recognition away from the fields. Now, a message from Paul, one of his nephews, has brought him back to the Xeneize scene: “As a fan, I want my grandfather to return to coach Boca. Carlos speaks quite often with Román, they are friends”.
There are other names, although more related to the situation than to reality because they are unemployed but would not be willing to lead in an economy like Argentina’s: Jorge Sampaoli, Marcelo Bielsa and even the Brazilian Tité, to name just three examples. They don’t run.
The “cover” in this Candidates Ball is Diego Martinez, the coach who is doing a great job at Tigre and already seems ready to make the leap to lead a great team. From directing in D and growing up, passing through the Boca children’s club and having his training experience in Messi’s Barcelona, the “Gigoló” as his players have nicknamed him is 44 years old and he likes it a lot, knowing the good dialogue what is between Riquelme and the Victoria club.
Against the clock but with the confidence of a favorable draw from Libertadores, Boca is looking for a new manager. The debut in the Cup is on the way, the Champions Trophy waiting for 2020 against River, the 16th of the Argentine Cup and the return to the local tournament, where he can be champion three times for the first time in its history. Bunch of goals.
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