At 17 December what open secrets are confirmed. Nicolás Burdisso was introduced as a brand new Director of Sports from Boca Juniors.
"Before choosing a coach, the club needed a Sports Director and I was proud he accepted it. We will work very closely, but Nicolás has teaching staff and strength to choose a proposal and we agreed that because besides being a club president, I was the president of professional football and I had to decide. I have great faith and he will have freedom today to speak on behalf of the institution with coaches who can deal with it now, "said the president, Daniel Angelici.
From that day to today he had to solve many problems at the club. Contract expires and that they must be analyzed to update it or not, other people will be repaired based on results and expectations and usual negotiation to contract or sell players face 2019 full of competition. All of these without ignoring Gustavo Alfaro's selection as a coach and it will be announced on the first day of 2019.
"This is an important day and a very strong emotion, this is a historic, special and interesting moment with unique possibilities. I am always very clear about how to build football, which must be based on principles, values and everything that accompanies it. This is a big challenge which transmits from the role in Argentina to the best there is little knowledge. I will make a decision and I will assume responsibility ", That is a cover letter from Nicolás Burdisso that day where emotions overflowed.
It was ten days that seemed like months. Sin an embargo, former multi-champion defender in the golden age of Carlos Bianchi nothing surprised him. "From the moment his hands were noticed, he brought the club's mystics and DNA in his blood," they showed through the club corridor.
Apart from the moment of seizure experienced by the club, due to a historic defeat against River in the Copa Libertadores, Burdisso never lost his way. It transmits every message with the calm that characterizes it and never deviates from the goal The proposed when arrived These goals are touched and can be seen in daily work. Next, the first five, even though they will arrive more.
TOTAL CONTROL IN CHOICE OF TRAINERS
As said, Nicolás Burdisso is responsible for interviews, negotiations and finally in the selection of coaches. Of course, all of them were in a permanent consultation with Daniel Angelici. There are personal interviews, phone calls or video conferences, all valid when reaching DT which is most suitable for the club (See: 6 instructions that bring Gustavo Alfaro to Boca)
FLUID DIALOGUE WITH THE FUTURE AND PRESIDENT DT
Nicolás Burdisso continues to chat every day with Daniel Angelici, now for football and team building. In this case, the dialogue was opened for Gustavo Alfaro, who will be announced in the first days of January, but who has full knowledge of every idea and step the Director of Sport wants to give. In fact, both of them coincided in Mexico, the destination they chose to spend on their vacation, and there they agreed to the first steps regarding the weapons of the company.
COVENANT PHONE AND PERSONAL MEETING PARTS WITH CAMPANEL REFERENCES
One of the first steps taken by Burdisso when he arrived at Boca was to summon the army's highest reference. Call Carlos Tevez, Fernando Gago, Pablo Pérez … It is informal chat on the phone, because the players are on vacation, and commitment to do it personally when they return on January 3 to start preseason.
NEW INTERNAL COMMUNICATION AND ITS ACTION WITH PRESS
In addition to talking about certain situations from each reference and the importance of downloading a total identification message with the club to the entire squad, Burdisso will also emphasize communication, both through the social networks of each player and the time to give a statement to the press.
In his moment, in front of the scandal carried out by Ricardo Centurión, added to some specific facts of fighting in practice, Daniel Angelici lowered a clear line relating to the ways and the importance of leaving the club represented in the best way. .
Regarding this, the new Sports Director will progress rapidly, in addition to looking for profiles that resemble European clubs and their daily affairs with local media. This will be a more closed communication, with previously scheduled interviews and reinforce the idea that players do not emit phrases that trigger controversy.
COMPLETE PARTICIPATION IN BOTTOMS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO INTEGRATE PROFESSIONAL PLANNING
Those close to Nicolás Burdisso insisted that he had never left the club's bottom division. He went in 2004 to Italy after reaching a leap from youth and every year he returned to the country for a holiday approaching club facilities, to interfere in the subject and hold talks. Therefore, it is not surprising that one of his first visits was the club's Training Center in Ezeiza.
The search is focused on the essence of soccer players, on values and also on the dreams of each of them. Everyone must have the desire to succeed in Boca and not be discouraged because of the lack of a place at First. Burdisso points to that destination.
This was highlighted in the final hours when he spoke with young promises that formed a professional team and who would participate in the U20 South America with the Argentine national team: Leonardo Balerdi, Agustín Almendra, and Manuel Roffo.
Guastavo Alfaro was aware and knew the idea of the Director of Sports to provide a more important place for young people in the First Division.