The elimination of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup left River Plate with a single competition until the end of the year, at which time Marcelo Gallardo will again take time to define whether or not he continues in office, with the particularity that it is also a year of elections in the club.
Without the chance to become champion of America again, Gallardo’s goals remain in 2021 to get his first local tournament title and qualification to Libertadores 2022, so that, on the sporting level, it is still not a “lost year. “.
Regarding the continuity of DT, Gustavo Yarroch listed on ESPN Fútbol 90 the points that DT wants and what the club can offer him.
On the side of River institution, Jorge Brito, as the official candidate, is expected to win the elections to continue with the line of Rodolfo D’Onofrio, and the offer of a new two-year contract for the most successful coach in the club’s history is already prepared.
While on the Gallardo side, he has already proven in his seven years as a millionaire coach that he has known how to reinvent himself and reinvent his team. Nevertheless, he is going to want reinforcements that will inject quality into the squad and the club already has a budget of 13 million dollars for that purpose, but he will also need to sell for 30 (to which Gonzalo Montiel’s pass would be subtracted), which will not leave too much margin. To that, we must add that the fall in the quarterfinals of the Libertadores deprives the institution of significant income.
It will be four key months for River Plate and, surely, achieving the pass to Libertadores 2022 could be one more reason to convince Gallardo to say yes again.