06/02/2020 - 21:05
Suddenly, when everything pointed to the rupture, it seems that the agreement will come and Gymnastics will be able to celebrate its 133rd birthday with good news. Matías Morla, Diego Maradona's lawyer, showed tonight a much more conciliatory tone than at the beginning of the day and he revealed to Clarín that this Wednesday he will meet with his client to analyze the steps to follow. And that the decision will probably turn in favor of continuity in the club from La Plata.
After a turbulent Monday in which it seemed that the negotiations were ending with a negative outcome, Morla said that he spoke with the vice president of Gymnastics, Jorge Reina, and that both parties agreed to "lower a change" in order to reach a good port. And this Wednesday, then, the expected news could arrive.
In the same conciliatory line, the president of Gymnastics, Gabriel Pellegrino, had also been shown in an interview tonight. "I have no doubts that Diego would accept the proposal," Pellegrino told La Cielo de La Plata radio.
Morla and Maradona. (Photo: Instagram Maradona)
And he affirmed: "It is difficult due to the economic question, but we are going to have the possibility of speaking with Maradona." Pellegrino maintained that the "offer that his environment had rejected was immovable, because the club is above all things." And he stressed: "We want Maradona, but we cannot pay for it because we are in a world crisis."
Everything then seems to converge towards a solution. Earlier this Tuesday, things were very different. Morla himself had answered half-heartedly to Pellegrino, who was targeting Diego's surroundings with an alleged intransigence. "There is always talk of the environment of Maradona and we are already used to it. But I remind the president of Gymnastics that it is the same environment as in December, when Diego decided to resign supporting his management and asking for unity for the good of the club, for express request of him (Pellegrino) was that environment who spoke with Diego to reverse his decision and stay in gymnastics. And not only did we succeed, but the continuity of the president in the club was achieved, "said Morla.
Maradona recovering in the hospital with Matìas Morla, his lawyer and friend. (Photo: Instagram Matías Morla)
"Diego more than anyone understands the situation of the country and the world and could never ask for a salary increase. He generated a beautiful bond with Gymnastics and wants to continue. That is why we did everything he asked of us. I understand the president if on his organization chart The club has another project and much more taking into account how the world football scene has changed. What I do not share is that the economic issue is lied to and hindered for continuity. Able that was the response expected by the leadership so as not to make the decision that they no longer wanted Diego. I really don't know ... But we hope it is not that (the club's strategy). If the president decides that he no longer wants Diego, then we will understand, but assuming your responsibility with the truth, " Morla had spicy. Later in the evening, the approach would come.
The technical director of Gymnastics and Fencing, Diego Maradona, at the Juan Carmelo Zerillo stadium in La Plata. (Photo: EFE / Demian Alday Estévez).
In his cycle at the helm of the professional "tripero" squad , Maradona led 20 matches, with 7 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses, between Superliga and Copa Argentina matches. Until this Tuesday night, it looked like they were going to be his final numbers. Now the story is set to continue as Gymnastics has a very happy birthday.
Gabriel Pellegrino, Salvador Robustelli and Mariano Cowen: the political unity in Gymnastics did not materialize. (Photo: Clarín Archive)