“It paints quite well”: in Uruguay optimism reigns for Gallardo to be the next coach of the National Team

Marcelo Gallardo is wanted by the Uruguay National Team (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian) (AGUSTIN MARCARIAN /)

“I am ending my contract and it is the first time that I am in that position. I have given everything to the club until today and here you have to be with full energy. I think I deserve the possibility of rethinking myself because it takes a lot of energy. From now on I’m going to seriously rethink whether to follow or not. For everything I said. River deserves that one is in charge of this management with a lot of energy and there has been a lot of wear in these years beyond the joys “, were the words that Marcelo Gallardo launched once the meeting was over and that all the alarm lights turned on in River Plate in the midst of the celebrations for obtaining the Professional League.

Despite the seduction plan of the leaders, in the Millionaire are aware that the final decision will be up to Doll and today his future is unknown. On the other side of the Río de la Plata, on the other hand, optimism reigns. As reported Ovation, the Uruguayan Football Association hopes to convince the technical director to take the reins of the Light blue in the final stretch to the South American Qualifiers towards the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

After a series of chats between Ignacio Alonso, president of the AUF, and Juan Berros, representative of Gallardo, in Uruguay they argue that the negotiation “looks pretty good.”

“The phrase delivered by a neutral, who answered the phone with his colleague from the Executive who had offered an optimistic thought but with greater restraint minutes before, has its origin in the fact that the events that occurred did nothing but verify that from the surroundings of Gallardo they acted with responsibility and without any type of game, “said the newspaper charrúa.

Marcelo Gallardo has just been proclaimed champion with River Plate (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian)
Marcelo Gallardo has just been proclaimed champion with River Plate (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian)

The newspaper said that the Doll’s agent warned them that the early conquest of the title could speed up the times a bit of the negotiations. Even, for this reason, AUF members could travel to Buenos Aires to dialogue with the coach and comment, face to face, on his ambitious project. However, before leaving they await a last wink from the surroundings of the Doll.

The Merlo native, since his arrival in Núñez in mid-2014, set up a true revolution in the club by winning 13 titles: three Argentine Cups, two Argentine Super Cup (in the first he beat his classic rival in Mendoza), two Cups. Libertadores (in both he eliminated Xeneize), a South American Cup (he also left those from La Ribera on the way), three South American Recopas, a Suruga Bank and the Professional League. Before that, he passed through Nacional de Uruguay, where he was also proclaimed champion.

The Uruguay National Team has already remarked to the DT environment that the idea is that he takes on a long-term contract and has interference in the juveniles, in order to prepare the new litter for the 2026 World Cup that will take place in Canada, Mexico and the United States

However, they do not want to leave aside the current South American Qualifiers. With four games to go, the Light blue he has 16 points and appears in seventh position, just one behind Peru, who today would be playing the Repechage by goal difference (he has the same points as Colombia). Chile is in the middle, also with 16. In this race, Bolivia (15) and Paraguay (13) should not be ruled out either.

The next commitments of the Charrúa will be on Thursday, January 27, against Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s Albirroja as a visitor and on Tuesday, February 1, at home, against Venezuela.

This media also reported that Jorge Casales, one of the directors of the Uruguayan Football Association, also spoke with River Plate’s physical trainer, Marcelo Tulbovitz.


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