Thomas Lagoon

Atlético/MG

Galo’s board has a final card to close with a new coach

Photo: Fernando Moreno/AGIF - Nacho Fernández has been with Galo since 2021
Photo: Fernando Moreno/AGIF – Nacho Fernández has been with Galo since 2021

Atlético Mineiro continues its search to be able to sign a coach for next season. This year, Cuca’s third passage was not what was expected, with Clube Mineiro managing to qualify for Libertadores only in the last round of the Brazilian Championship. In recent days, the names of Argentines Sebastián Beccacece and Eduardo Coudet have gained strength, as reported by the press.

According to Argentine journalists, Germán García Grova and César Luis Merlo, some directors of Galo will be in Buenos Aires this Saturday (19) to meet with Coudet’s representative. The idea is that they manage to reach an agreement to consecrate the return of the Argentine to Brazilian football. He coached Internacional in 2020.

According to sources close to management, Coudet would accept to win US$ 130 thousand (R$ 700 thousand, at current quotations), since the coach’s first request was above the team’s ceiling. It would be around R$ 200,000 less than what he received at Celta de Vigo. Beccacece’s name was seen as a “cheaper” choice, but Plan A is indeed Coudet.

Some River Plate fans lamented the possibility of Coudet signing with Alvinegro Mineiro. According to them, this would end a dream of theirs: “Now it was Nacho’s return to River!”. This shows that Galo’s number 26 is very dear to the Argentine coach and should be a fundamental part of Maior de Minas with the 48-year-old coach. At the time of Inter, Coudet even asked for the signing of the midfielder.

O rooster speeds up to sign with their new coach, as their pre-season starts later this year, on December 14th. That’s because Atlético will play the preliminary round of the Copa Libertadores de América and the South American competition is the big focus for next season. If negotiations with Coudet’s representative have a positive outcome, the announcement could be made this weekend.

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