He Bolivar de La Paz dissociated Argentine coach Claudio Vivas after the defeat at home against Guaraní Paraguayo on the last date of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.
“Thank you Claudio Vivas, we fulfill our commitment to support you for the liberators. We wish you success in your next stage, “the president of the celestial club, businessman Marcelo Claure, wrote in his networks on Thursday.
Starting tomorrow, Walter Flores, with the help of Vladimir Soria, will assume the interim technical direction of Bolívar. To turn the page and focus on the future. There is no use thinking about the past. Already with #Recio evaluating potential technicians for the #Centenary
– MarceloClaure (@marceloclaure) October 22, 2020
He also announced that from this day on, ex-footballers Walter Flores and Vladimir Soria assume the leadership of the squad “on an interim basis.”
Claure asked to “turn the page” and focus on the future, because “there is no use thinking about the past.”
In addition, he reported that together with the sports director of the Academy, the Spanish Javier Recio, they are already evaluating the possible substitutes of Vivas to face the Bolívar Centenario project, a long-term plan for the celebration in 2025 of the hundred years of the foundation of the club.
Vivas was in charge of the Bolívar bench since the end of last December, replacing his compatriot César Vigevani and arrived in Bolivia after leaving his position at Sporting Cristal.
The ‘celestes’ had come back from a game that they had been losing in La Paz to a Guaraní already classified in the Libertadores round of 16, but in the last minutes the victory slipped from their hands and they ended up falling 2-3.
Despite the defeat, Bolívar assured his passage to the South American Cup, although he did not escape the criticism of his fans for the poor campaign in the Libertadores.
The Academy was third in Group B with only four units as a result of a win and a draw, above the Argentine Tigre, last with a point.
Those classified in the eighth of that group are the Brazilian Palmeiras, leader with 16 points, and Guaraní, second with 13.