Manuel Esteban, Manolete, this Friday ended his career at the SER Deportivos Free Bar.
After finishing this space for debate, Manolete himself was the one who took the floor to say goodbye to colleagues and listeners.
"Today is a sad day for me. Due to the illness, I am going to have to stop working. I have been working in Cadena SER since 1992," he announced.
"With you I have learned a lot. Nor do I forget the listeners and football fans, who are wonderful. You are all in my heart," he said.
👋 @AS_Manolete says goodbye to @La_SER in the @SERDeportivos program 🗣️
"Because of my illness, I'm going to have to stop working"
📻 @Tala_Radio, @aromeroser, @antonmeana, @jordimartiras and @PacojoSER say goodbye to Manolete live
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The farewell to 'La Barra Libre'
The first to speak after his announcement was Jordi Martí.
"I want to tell you something. I started in 90 and I would like to tell you that you leave with your head very high. For me, your career is identified by three things: the first, always at the foot of the news, the second, knowing how to tell it , and the third, you never said no ", has pointed out Jordi Martí.
"You are a bit of our shield", he has sentenced.
"I have here in front of me a photo of when I was a listener to El Larguero. I was a kid, I went to the hotel to see him. I have it as a souvenir and I'm very excited. He knows it, said Antón Meana.
"When I entered the radio, Manolete could not walk the Gran Vía of the affection they had for him. Maintaining that for three decades is very complicated, but the most beautiful thing is not what he has achieved as a professional. There is not a single person of the profession that when you tell him that you work with Manolete, he does not answer that he is a hell of a guy ", Antonio Romero pointed out.
Miguel Martín Talavera, for his part, recalled his work calls and his advice.
"I did not know him. He managed to get me to go out to smoke with him and I don't smoke. Just for talking, for having a coffee (...) although we have little coincidence, I will miss you a lot, a giant hug," he said.
"I entered the radio almost 30 years ago and you have always treated me with incredible affection and respect. We will miss you very much, but I will call you when your Atleti does something great. I just ask you a favor. Take walks and leave tobacco ", has sentenced Pacojó.