With newly-sacked River Plate manager Ángel Cappa having said his goodbyes to his former charges, and less than a week now remaining until the superclásico against Boca Juniors, the search for a new manager continues. Marcelo Bielsa is thought to be no more than club president Daniel Passarella’s dream though, whilst Américo Tolo Gallego has already said he’ll turn the job down if it’s offered to him. Interim manager J.J. López, then, has been told by Passarella that he’ll be in charge for the super and possibly longer. With Claudio Borghi on the opposing bench, the two clubs will be managed by people who once played for the opposing sides.
López claims he’ll be making some changes from the team that lost 1-0 away to All Boys on Sunday, but that he feels he’s got the squad to attack the match and go for a win. ‘Sometimes the results don’t help you and it seems like the team isn’t good physically,’ he told the press on Wednesday. ‘That’s not the case with River. In the Monumental, we’ve got to be the protagonists and go out looking to control the match.’ He also made light work of dismissing his time spent playing with Boca, insisting he’s always been a River fan and expanding; ‘the other shirts that I wore, I put on over my skin. River’s is in my skin.’ What a lovely image.
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