Marcelo gallardo, technician of River plate who in the last hours sounds like one of the candidates to succeed Ronald Koeman on the bench FC Barcelona, spent all of Thursday preparing the Superclásico on Sunday against Boca Juniors. His contract with River expires on December 31 and he does not plan to leave sooner. They are very calm at the club. From the privacy of the ‘Doll’ they deny any contact with Barça.
In that dance of trainers who sound like possible successors to Koeman, he also appears Marcelo gallardo. However, that rumor at least for now is not enough to blur the ‘Doll’. Is that the River coach spent all Thursday working and planning Sunday’s Superclásico, undeterred. Those who have access to your privacy assured Sports world that he had no contact with anyone from Barcelona in recent days.
Caution is imposed. The “Mundo Gallardo” has always been very careful with each situation, with each proposal and / or survey that comes close to it. Now is not the exception. El Muñeco has a contract with River until December 31 of this year and does not seem willing to leave early.
This version of Barcelona, moreover, lands at the least opportune moment. River plays on Sunday against Boca, for the local championship. Gallardo made progress in the preparation of the game throughout Thursday. And he did it in silence. It is not uncommon: the technician’s public appearances are always sporadic.
The millionaires march second, two points behind the leader Workshops, and they are looking for a victory in the Superclásico that will propel them to a conquest that Gallardo longs for. It is that although his cycle as coach of the club is golden, because he promoted him internationally as had never happened in history, it is also true that he only needs to win an Argentine league.
As River does not currently dispute South American competitions, it is the ideal time to pay that domestic debt. The ‘Doll’ would not leave the club where he was born in such a unique moment.
Gallardo has been leading the millionaires since mid-2014. And as is often the case every time his contract expires, an immense expectation is generated around him. Now is not the exception. Of course, in River the concern is that now after December. Now nobody doubts that it will continue, despite the rumor of Barcelona.
It is not the first time that Gallardo is on Barça’s radar. He found himself very close to disembarking after the departure of Ernesto Valverde. In the end, that time the chosen one was Quique Setién. Now it does not seem to be the moment of the ‘Doll’ in Barcelona either.