Argentine press gather to welcome shock change
Today marked a turning point in the history of Argentine side Velez Sarsfield history. They have announced the immediate removal of manager Ricardo Gareca without publicly announcing the official reasons for doing so.
It comes as a shock to many as Gareca has played 118 times for El Fortin and also managed them for nearly 4 years. It would appear though that he has managed toanger the board in some way to prompt his immediate removal.
However, the interesting part of the story is that club owner Miguel Callelo has took no time at all in annoucning who the replacement will be. He has chosen 25 year old Craig Todd to take the helm. With no managerial experience and can only speak very basic Spanish it would appear that Miguel has taken a huge gamble here. But speaking briefly he stated;
'I fully trust Craig with the reins of my club. What he lacks in experience he excels in enthusiasm and determination. He has a plan for this club and his plan is something that matched my own. Sadly Ricardo (Gareca) has had to leave but we needed to take a fresh start for the 2012/2013 league season. He will find more work I am certain of that.'
Speaking very broken Spainish Craig Todd managed to say;
'I look forward to moving to Buenos Aires and working hard for Velez. I hope to have a successful spell here.'
So far feelings are mixed on the new manager with many feeling that their new man simply doesn't bring enough to the table. It can only prove interesting to see what else will unfold during his tenure of the club.
No mention of tactics that will be used and thus far no transfers specified. ESPN will try and be the firs to supply these to you when we find out more.
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