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Ricardo Gareca returned to Argentine soccer to direct Vélez

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Ricardo Gareca65 years old, returns to Velez to replace the Uruguayan Alexander Medinaseparated after the defeat against Mouth (2-1) at home on the fifth date of the Professional Leaguea result that relegated “Fortín” from Velez to 17th place in the table.

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The entity of the capital neighborhood of Liniers released a video in which the technical director is seen giving instructions in front of his first training session.

Owner of an extensive curriculum in South America, gareca will start in Velez his second cycle as DT, ten years after his successes in four seasons, between 2009 and 2013.

At that time, DT won four local titles (tournaments Closing 2009, Closing 2011 and Initial 2012and the championship of First 2012/13), with 250 directed comparisons.

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The coach has just finished in July 2022 an eight-year cycle as driver of the Peru teamwhich led to a historic classification to the Russia World Cup 2018. He also played the repechage to access Qatar 2022although he lost the duel on penalties against Australia.

“El Flaco”, his other nickname, had started negotiations to succeed Gustavo Alfaro in front of the selection of Ecuadorbut finally the experienced DT chose to return to Argentina to get in front of a Velezwho last year reached the semifinals of the liberators but then it ostensibly declined.

In his time as a player, gareca played in the argentines Mouth and River and stood out in Colombia as gunner of cali america in the eighties.

He began as a coach in 1995 and four years later he led Workshops of Cordoba to raise in 1999 the extinct Conmebol Cupthe only international title in the history of the Cordovan club.

the one of gareca in Velez It is the third change of coach in just six dates in the Argentine League, after the landing of Nestor Gorosito in Colon (for the Uruguayan Marcelo Saralegui) and of Eduardo Dominguez in Studentsafter the separation of Abel Balbo for bad results.

Source: Ambito

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