In the world Vélez hovers the concern, not only for the sports news of the team, but mainly for the health of its coach Ricardo Gareca, who on Saturday after the defeat against Belgrano de Córdoba suffered a decompensation that forced him to suspend the press conference and would cause, in the next few hours, his departure from office at the request of his family and to protect his physical integrity.
According to Clarín, the Tiger has scheduled a meeting at the Olympic Village, training ground of the Fortín, with part of the leadership to communicate his decision, which would be not to continue as coach, a place he assumed with great expectation last March.
For example, the Buenos Aires coach, 65, was not present at the morning practice at the Ituzaingó property and the Liniers club did not provide an official explanation. The practice was conducted by the other components of his coaching staff, headed by his assistant Sergio Santín.
What happened? After the 0-2 loss against Belgrano, for the 19th date of the Professional League, the coach suspended the usual press conference. The press department of the entity argued that he had suffered "a physical decompensation, a discomfort" that would have prevented the 'Flaco' from giving his opinion.
This was added to a statement of the week in which Gareca had revealed how he was going through this hard sporting moment of Fortín, with which he knew how to be champion of Argentine football and today is fighting for permanence, with a squad with many youth players.
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It was after the equality against River 2-2 last Monday, when Gareca said: "We are at a stage that we need sleeping pills. We are all, you, we, we are all in Velez in a stage that does not allow you to be calm. I'm full, as the boys are, as we all are, the leaders, we are all full with this issue."
"I'm plugged in, I live for Velez, the only thing that obsesses me just in this as the boys get out of this situation, to resume again, but to resume from the good game, from the football quality we have and that we can exercise this protagonism", he had completed.
Since taking office last March, the idol of Fortín led the team in twelve games, getting just one win (4-0 over Central Córdoba of Santiago del Estero), seven draws and four defeats. After the fall in Barrio Alberdi, Vélez completed 10 matches without winning and is located at the bottom of the table, very close to the last, Arsenal de Sarandí.
The sports director of Vélez, Christian Bassedas, confessed midweek to the party program 'Pasión Fortinera' that "when we offered the position to Flaco (Gareca) we knew that we could live these turbulences, but nobody better than him to cope with the situation and get ahead all, with him as a driver. "
The next objective of Vélez is the Deportivo Español, team of the First C (Fourth Division) this Wednesday at 18.00, in Quilmes field, for the 32nd. of the final of the Copa Argentina.