Roma went for Gallardo before Mourinho, but the Doll chose River

Marcelo Gallardo gave another show of loyalty to River Plate: he once again rejected an offer from an important club in Europe to fulfill his commitment to the Millionaire.

As revealed by Javier Gil Navarro in SportsCenter AM, Roma recently approached the Doll to hire him as DT, but his response was that only on January 1 will he be available to speak. Finally, the Italian team went for José Mourinho, who weeks ago was fired from Tottenham.

It is the third time, although it was never confirmed by Gallardo himself, that he received an important offer from Europe and decided to stay at River Plate.

After falling in the 2019 Libertadores final with Flamengo, Lionel Messi’s Barcelona, ​​who was about to fire Ernesto Valverde, tempted the Doll.

And a little before that, in the middle of the semifinal series with Boca Juniors, one of the most important clubs in France also approached him and again Gallardo said no.

At the end of this 2021 the contract of Marcelo Gallardo ends, as well as the mandate of Rodolfo D’Onofrio in River Plate, which can mark the end of an entire era in Núñez.