After much speculation, Ángel Cappa has left River Plate as manager in a situation that’s being reported as a resignation, but which he says is a sacking. After directing Monday afternoon’s practice session, Cappa met with club directors, and president Daniel Passarella asked for his resignation so that a new manager can be named in time for next Tuesday’s superclásico clash with Boca Juniors. Cappa is River’s second-shortest serving manager of the last decade, having been in charge for only 18 matches – not even a whole short torneo. Not quite as bad as Reinaldo Merlo, who in his most recent spell was manager for just 15 games. The favourite to replace Cappa is former Independiente boss Américo Gallego.
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