River Plate is going through a key year and decisive months for its future: in December there will be presidential elections and Marcelo Gallardo’s contract ends, which is why the official candidates have already started the “seduction operation” with the DT.
On ESPN Soccer 90, Gustavo Yarroch reported that after noon on Thursday, at the River Camp in Ezeiza, Jorge Brito, candidate for president, and his running mate, Matías Patanián, both from the current leadership led by Rodolfo D’Onofrio, met with Marcelo Gallardo.
Although the conversation did not transcend, it is clear that for anyone who aspires to lead the Núñez club, the continuity of the most winning coach is key, an objective that in this particular year may not be so easy.
The Millionaire would already have his offer prepared for two more years. The question is whether they will be able to meet the technician’s requirements, who claims to be able to add reinforcements that prioritize the campus, which has been made difficult in recent markets by the lack of money and competition from other countries, not only from Europe, but from neighbors.
The institution already has a budget of $ 13 million for that purpose, but it will also need to sell for $ 30 (to which Gonzalo Montiel’s pass is 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.
Qualification for the 2022 Cup will also be key to retain Gallardo. There are barely three months left, Brito and Patanián have already made their move, trying to anticipate, however, the sporting results will be defined at the end of the year, to that must be added, the players who could decide to leave before that period and, Lastly and perhaps most importantly, it is the personal balance that the coach always makes to decide if he wants to continue at River Plate or if he thinks it is time to look for a new project.