The failed “gambeta” of Ricardo Gareca in his presentation in Vélez: mosaic, ovation and tears before the duel against Platense

This Monday, Ricardo Gareca He went out concentrated on the field of play Jose Amalfitani Stadium on his return as technical director of Velez after ten years. He looked grim and looked down, focused on the important thing. match against Platense that he announced days ago at the presentation press conference. He Skinny he went behind the benches and shyly sat down. However, the great ovation and the reception with a mosaic in the south stalls, added to a historic welcome hit, were stronger. The former striker had no choice but to get up, say hello and again broke down before the public fortinero.

“Look, look, what madness; look, look at the emotion, that is the famous Tigre who returned to Vélez to be champion ”, he came down from the stands of the venue and the coach stood up, greeted the people and tears appeared again. While in the opposite tier a giant mosaic was assembled with a drawing of a tiger and the last name of the strategist in blue letters and a white background.

Then Gareca relaxed and smiling, he approached to hug his colleague, Martin Palermoin charge of Squid. He Titan He also welcomed him and wished him success in this new stage. In his first appearance as DT Velezano, El Tigre won four titles between 2009 and 2013.

This return to the Liniers entity occurred at a time when he was analyzing a proposal to direct the Ecuadorian team, but, as he commented at the conference last week, the delay in the continuity of the efforts by said federation and his desire to resume daily work, together with the plus of being Vélez, finished defining this return.

El Tigre expressed his gratitude to the club’s manager, Christian Bassedas, who was his teammate at the entity between 1991 and 1992. The former midfielder’s call was enough for the coach to turn around at a special moment for the team that needs to find its way after the stage led by Alexander Medina, in which he reached the semifinals of the last Copa Libertadores, but was eliminated by Flamengo, the eventual champion.

Gareca comes from directing the Peruvian team for seven years, which he managed to qualify for a World Cup after 36 years and was eliminated in the first round of Russia 2018. He was at the door of reaching Qatar 2022, but in the playoffs he did not he could with Australia that marginalized him in the penalty shootout.

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