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River Plate coach Gallardo to depart in December after 8 years

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Marcelo Gallardo will depart River Plate when his contract ends in December after greater than eight years on the membership, he instructed reporters at a information convention on Thursday.

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Gallardo, whose spell has marked one of the vital profitable durations in River’s historical past, stated he knowledgeable the membership’s board of his resolution at a gathering on Wednesday.

“My contract ends in December and I’ll now not be on the membership. It is among the most tough and heartfelt selections I’ve ever made,” the Argentine stated.

“Past the announcement, I’m right here to thank the individuals who trusted me,” he added.

Gallardo arrived at River in Might 2014 and gained 14 titles with the Argentine membership, together with seven worldwide trophies, six nationwide cups and the 2021 Argentine league.

He additionally guided River to wins over bitter rivals Boca Juniors in the course of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana and the Copa Libertadores in 2015, 2018 and 2019.

Gallardo’s final match at River’s iconic Estadio Monumental is in opposition to Rosario Central on Sunday earlier than they play the final recreation of the season at Racing Membership.

“I’m going to complete my relationship accurately, on Sunday I’ll have my final recreation on the Monumental,” he added.

“Thanks [to the fans] for all of the assist and affection that you’ve got proven me. It has been a phenomenal story.”

River are second in Argentina’s high division, 4 factors behind Boca Juniors, who’ve a recreation in hand.

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