The Doll announced this Wednesday that it will continue one more year in River, but also recognized that it crossed his mind to take a step to the side.
Everything is happiness and relief in the River world after the confirmation of the continuity of Marcelo Gallardo as coach of the first team. El Muñeco announced that he will remain at the club in 2022 and put an end to the long uncertainty surrounding his future. However, the coach also revealed that your decision could have been totally opposite because there was a moment where considered leaving the institution.
In the surprise press conference he called this Wednesday, the River Plate idol explained the reasons for his decision to stay, but was also sincere about the alternatives he considered before taking it: He confessed that after the consecration with Racing in the Monumental it crossed his mind not to renew his contract.
“Every show of affection mobilized me, but I had to put that aside to make the right decision. If I let myself be carried away by all that affection, that respect that I felt from the coaching staff, from the players, maybe after Racing I would have grabbed Benjamin and gone home in peace. But every day that passed they were generating things for me “, assured the DT about his sensations of November 25 when River thrashed Racing 4-0 and made the Olympic return.
The Doll’s words coincide with his statements that night, where he seriously questioned its continuity and alerted all the fans. “I am going to rethink my future in December, I have already given everything to the club. You need to be 100%,” he had stated in statements with ESPN on the field of play.
When did you make the decision to continue?
Fortunately, Gallardo took time to reflect and ultimately chose to “stay” at the club. “Just last night I thought about it, this morning I communicated it to Francescoli, to the campus and today I needed to communicate it and not generate any type of greater expectation, “he said this afternoon.