Banfield will host Argentinos Juniors this Saturday and close their participation in 2018 on Saturday, December 8 in Santa Fe against Union. That commitment will probably be the last Julio César Falcioni as the first team coach.
In the final hours, the boss told him that they would not renew his contract (ending next month) and they proposed to continue at the club with a managerial position. In addition, the technical team consisting of Sebastián Battaglia, Adrián González (field assistant), Gustavo Otero (physical trainer) and César Velázquez (archer trainer) will be moved.
Falcioni, who underwent surgery late last year for nodules in his throat (laryngeal cancer), demanded to continue to lead the team until mid-2019, when the domestic tournament ended, and then he modified his work. In principle, there is no agreement with the Board of Directors and is likely to move at the end of the year.
In a folder, the banfile directors have two names: Hernán Crespo is option A and Gabriel Milito is B, as they told Infobae. Who will have an insured place at the club, regardless of the technician who came, is the teacher Alejandro Kohan (he was from 2012 to 2015 and got a promotion with Matías Almeyda).
Crespo (43 years old) has experience as a coach in Parma's youth and in Modena in the Italian second division, where he was sacked in 2016. Last year, he was assumed as the vice president of the Parmesan entity despite maintaining his aspirations to direct.
For its part, Milito leads Estudiantes de La Plata and Independiente. Until June of this year he was in charge of the O Higgins Chile, where he left with a mutual agreement.