Nicolás Córdova will debut in the Chilean team, but it is more than likely that after the match against Ecuador it will not continue. In parallel, the leadership is already working on the election of the new coach and The name that generates the most followers is that of Ricardo Gareca, with a glorious past in Peru.
Fausto Grillo, former O’Higgins and today a player at the Catholic University of Quito, He knows it perfectly. It was the coach who made his professional debut and, for this reason, he has fond memories of his way of working and his personality. In dialogue with AS, the defender was clear regarding the Red bench.
-As an expert on Chilean football, what do you think about Gareca being able to lead La Roja?
– I only have words of gratitude about Ricardo, he brought me to the squad in Vélez Sarsfield and the truth is that he is a gentleman, in every way. If it’s his turn, he’s welcome, but I think Chile could bet on a national coach who knows the world of Chile and the youth, because now a new generation is coming.
– But Gareca has scrolls…
– Of course, at the national level he did things very well with Peru, he qualified them for a World Cup and they had a spectacular performance, so I hope that if he arrives he can do the same with Chile, because the people there deserve it.
– He spoke about a national coach for Chile and the name of Jaime García appears there. What vision do you have of him?
– I had to face him when I was in O’Higgins and I always saw him with his coffee, with great calmness to lead a group. I have heard excellent things about him as a person and his team played very well. When I played against them they were fighting at the top and they got into cups. I hope he gets his chance, he deserves it.