The Uruguayan Football Association wants to take another step towards realizing the dream of hiring Marcelo Gallardo as Uruguay’s coach. In Montevideo they already have the next step planned: lThe leaders of the AUF will travel to Buenos Aires after the probable consecration of River in the Professional Football League (he needs one point of the 12 he has at stake) to have a face-to-face meeting with the coach.
The trip would be led by the president of Uruguayan soccer, Ignacio Alonso, as confirmed today by journalist Edward Piñón in the newspaper El País of Montevideo. The objective of the entourage will be reaffirm the sporting and economic proposal to try to convince the Doll, who for now only has his head set on winning the title with River.
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“They didn’t close the door in our faces, they listened to us”, said from the Executive of the AUF on the telephone conversations with Juan Berros, representative of Gallardo, to whom they transmitted a super offer: five years of contract and 6 million dollars annually.
Gallardo has a contract at River until December
Marcelo Gallardo has not yet defined what he will do with his immediate future once his contract with River ends on December 31. You have the proposal on the table to renew your contract but you are going to take some time to evaluate, take stock, and decide if you want to continue or prefer to start a new challenge.
The Doll has been coach of the Millionaire for seven years and tomorrow he could get his 13th title since he took office in 2014. River is enough with a home draw against Racing to consecrate three dates before the end of the League.
What did Marcelo Gallardo say about his future as DT?
Days ago, at a press conference, the Doll was clear: “I understand the urgencies or impatience, but I want you to understand me and pass on a message: that we are totally focused on these games, we want to win the League, we are in a process optimistic and if we continue in this line I think we can achieve it. We will evaluate the near future at another time, but please respect me that the important point is in the games that we are about to play ”.
Also read: “Please, respect me”: Marcelo Gallardo’s request when asked about his future at River
Marcelo Gallardo says that he will answer about his continuity in River at the end of the championship (TyC Sports, II).
Uruguay seeks Gallardo to reach Qatar 2022
From the AUF they thought of Gallardo to face an important sports project that would allow him to renew the Uruguayan team, but in the short term the mission would be to qualify for the Qatar World Cup in 2022. Today, Celeste is in seventh place in the South American Qualifiers at one point of Peru and Colombia, which occupy the last places of classification.
Maestro Tabárez was fired from the post after four consecutive defeats that left the team in a critical zone. Now, the main target is Gallardo. The option is the Uruguayan Diego Aguirre, currently at the Porto Alegre International.