Angel Cappa Is Officially Fired
After yesterday’s loss to All Boys, Coach Angel Cappa’s future was in serious doubt. After the match, Coach Cappa and his staff chose to ignore the press and think about today’s morning practice. Well, that didn’t fall to well with River’s upper management and a meeting was scheduled for this afternoon. Minutes after this morning’s practice, Coach Cappa was summoned to meet with President Daniel Passarella and he was told that he would no longer be in charge of the squad. A string of bad results and inconsistency with formations and strategies failed Cappa. Did this move really surprise anyone?
The question now is who will take charge of the squad. The ‘Superclasico’ derby with Boca Juniors is on Tuesday, the 16th, and River will receive Boca without a formal coach. Rumors are beginning to circulate that Americo Gallego (ex-River, ex-Independiente, ex-Newells), Marcelo Bielsa (ex-Argentina National Team, ex-Chile National Team), and Juan Jose Lopez (River Training Staff) are possible choices. Desperate times make room for desperate measures, and River fans are quite used to this.
By the way, ‘Coach Cappa’ stated that he would coach Boca Juniors. No comment.