The unpublished variant that Chapa Retegui analyzes so as not to fail Tevez and accompany him as DT of Rosario Central

In December 2016, months after winning the gold medal at the Rio Olympics with Los Leones, Carlos Chapa Retegui was already envisioning his future. “I’m going to get the chance to lead a soccer team”had stated who this week, with the landing of Carlos Tevez in Rosario Central, he got the chance he was waiting for.

But this chance came at a time of professional change for Retegui, a self-confessed fan of River and father of Mateo -scorer for Tigre and former Boca-, who since March has been the Secretary of Sports of the City of Buenos Aires.

The analytical and tactical profile of Chapa could be the perfect complement for the emotional inflator that Tevez represents. “I am going to be a coach, I made the decision that I am going to direct. I am working with Chapa Retegui, I have a project that we have been working on with my brothers for several months. I got excited, I am very hooked”said the Apache in early June.

Less than three weeks later, Rosario Central appeared interested in that projectbut an obstacle arose so that Retegui, who accompanied him on Monday at the José Amalfitani stadium to watch the duel against Vélez, can take on that challenge.

Retegui’s desire could more than his actuality. That is why he got together and sat down in Liniers, despite the fact that it is two charges, in principle, incompatible. Because a second coach in modern football requires a permanent presence, being the right hand and consulting for the main decisions, in this case, Tevez.

“My friend El Chapa is part of this project, but he has to get rid of his original position, but he will be with us”Tevez summed up briefly, in his presentation press conference, this Tuesday.

as far as he could tell ClarionRetegui thinks of an unprecedented variant: being a field assistant part time where you can advise and accompany the Apache in his first experience as a trainer.

The 52-year-old public official was present this Tuesday at the usual meeting of the Buenos Aires Cabinet, where he tried to get a license in his position, but there was no case. Then this option would appear external counseling for a time, with the support of Tevez, until he can join the coaching staff.

In fact, this newspaper confirmed that Retegui intends to travel to Rosario on Thursdayto be in the preview and even be able to enter the field of play in his first match under the Canalla command: on Friday from 7:00 p.m. against the emboldened Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

More than a year ago, when preparing to do the double command of Lions and Lionesses at the Tokyo Olympics, Retegui anticipated: “I am finishing up my coaching staff, but I have many friends in football and it will be people from the environment who will accompany me. A physical trainer with a lot of history and wisdom, to work, work and work, which is the only secret to success. We are going to live for the club that hires us”.

When asked which technicians he valued, he mentioned Charles Bilardo. But he also said that he likes them Marcelo Gallardo, Mauricio Pochettino, Diego Simeone, Mauricio Pellegrino and Eduardo Berizzo.

The truth is that, it seems, that opportunity that he so desired and expressed in recent years, will have to continue waiting.

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