09/12/2021 6:01 AM
Updated 9/12/2021 6:01 AM
While River's team is focused on trying to win the Professional Soccer League, the leadership is not only attentive to what may happen between now and December, but also that it is already thinking about the future.
And beyond the continuity or not of Marcelo Gallardo, a project is being prepared as a base, which includes an economic reorganization, the search for reinforcements in the local market, the growth of youth, the illusion of repatriating some ex-player that emerged. from the clu
b, and, fundamentally,
the Doll's desire for continuity
That Gallardo continues in 2022 is what occupies the most today, indoors.
And to achieve this, they will seek to show you with certain gestures that the desire for you to continue is accompanied by a vocation to work hand in hand, to be aligned and to be available.
These issues are already being talked about, as happened in the meeting in which Jorge Brito, Matías Patanian and Enzo Francescoli had ten days ago with Gallardo at the River Camp in Ezeiza, of which everyone was satisfied, according to
In any case, reality shows that, for now,
not even the Doll himself knows what he will do after December 31
when his contract with the club expires.
Apart from this, River is already working on a comprehensive project, which will continue to have Francescoli as manager, in charge of the technical secretariat.
The main points of this planning take into account the economic aspect, the reinforcements and the youth.
The president of River, Rodolfo D'Onofrio finishes his second cycle and retires from the club's politics.
Photo: Juano Tesone.
Given the context of the pandemic and the financial complications that River had in the last two years, a restructuring in the club's economy is inevitable. To do this, the leadership is working on getting new sponsors by the end of the year to balance the treasury. They have already incorporated Codere, the online betting house, which put its advertising on the sleeves and, from August 2022, will do so on the chest of the shirt. It will replace Turkish Airlines and pay
a total of 10.5 million fixed dollars plus different bonuses
for three years
. In addition, negotiations are underway for the renewal of Adidas and there are talks to add new firms as sponsors.
The economic restructuring includes professional football.
That is why there will be no large outlays.
Gallardo is aware of the situation and if he decides to continue he will have no problems adapting.
According to what is projected in the 2021-2022 budget, there is an expectation of income of 2.6 billion pesos in terms of player transfers, which is equivalent to about 25 million dollars, taking the official price.
And the budget based on purchases is 751,726,000, that is, about 7 million of the same US currency.
The balance is 18 million dollars, a figure necessary to accommodate its economy.
And if it sells for a higher number, there will be more money to go out and buy, as long as the accounts are balanced.
Gonzalo Montiel, the last great sale of River.
He went to Sevilla and Núñez's club had almost 10 million dollars left.
Photo: AP Photo / Marcos Brindicci, Pool.
As for the squad, although the idea is not to disarm the squad, neither River will oppose the good offers that may come from some of its figures.
Montiel's transfer left almost 10 million dollars, therefore, according to what is indicated in the budget,
Núñez's club would need to sell for 15 million more in the next season
And the most sought after from Europe are Fabrizio Angileri, Nicolás De La Cruz and Julián Álvarez.
Regarding the reinforcements, it will seek to calibrate the look and go in search of prominent players in the local market
and analyze a viable option in South America
Due to the context, the next markets will be more similar to those of this year than to the large investments that took place between 2017 and 2018, before River won its last Copa Libertadores, whose final beat Boca in Madrid almost three years ago .
Julián Álvarez, one of the footballers for whom an offer is expected from Europe.
Photo: Juano Tesone.
In both markets this year,
River brought in eight players
. Among five of them (Alex Vigo, Agustín Palavecino, José Paradela, Agustín Fontana and Braian Romero) he disbursed almost
12 million dollars
, while one arrived free (Jonatan Maidana) and another two without charge (David Martínez and Enzo Fernández).
The other idea that is contemplated but that is very difficult in the short term is to seduce an ex to repatriate him.
In this sense, there is rapprochement and good dialogue with the players who believe that they can hit the return sooner rather than later, such as Ramiro Funes Mori, Matías Kranevitter, Roberto Pereyra, Manuel Lanzini, Gonzalo “Pity” Martínez and
, but The complex and declining Argentine economy today makes it almost impossible, regardless of the commitments and football challenges that these players have in other parts of the continent.
Sebastián Driussi, one of those who sounds every time there is talk of repatriating footballers passing through the club.
In this context, the child-youth project that Gallardo started a few years ago, which covers from the First to the Ninth, will be sought to grow more and more.
To do this, not only will the young footballers who are already with or close to the Primera be promoted, such as Federico Girotti, Benjamín Rollheiser, Santiago Simón, Tomás Galván, Felipe Peña, Tomás Lecanda and Felipe Salomoni, but also add to the footballers of the Reserve and of the larger categories of the Inferiors.
work in the future
with those of the smallest (Seventh, Eighth and Ninth), where they believe there is even more potential.
Ultimately, historically, River was provided with its minor divisions.
And this is an appropriate time to draw more and more from your quarry.
From the end of the year, River will have a new president. The elections will be
on Saturday, December 4
(the only thing missing is the officialization of the Electoral Board) and, as established by the club's statute, as it has already had two consecutive terms, Rodolfo D'Onofrio will not be able to continue at the head of the institution. On the sidelines, according to what the polls show, there would be a continuity of the ruling party, with the formula that
, as candidate for president and
(current secretary), will be vice-presidents.
Brito and Villarroel (as vice first and secretary, respectively) are already within the structure of the current Board of Directors, while Patanian is part of the official space.
He was second vice president in the first term of D'Onofrio.
And among them three, plus
Stefano Di Carlo
(he will be secretary if the ruling party wins the elections) and
(he would be the treasurer again) have already started working on the club's new project.
Present and future, Jorge Brito and Rodolfo D'Onofrio with Marcelo Gallardo.
River is committed to the continuity of a management that began eight years ago.
For the opposition, the businessman and ambassador of the Order of Malta in Argentina,
, will appear again and will do so accompanied by
, no less.
The world champion with France and former River player, who was already in that project four years ago, will now do so as a vice candidate.
In addition, the doctor
, who led the project for the statue of Marcelo Gallardo, which is already nearing the end of the work, also warned that he will be present again and this week he will officially launch his candidacy.
Like four years ago, Antonio Caselli is at the head of the opposition in River.
Ex-footballer David Trezeguet works alongside him.
Photo: Ruben Digilio.
Two other candidates who also applied were
, specialist in management and management of health-related activities, and
Luis Belli Príncipe
, economist and master's degree in finance.
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